Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Angels of the Sun

This little piece was based on a Spiritualist visionary narrative that I have in my collection of occult literature. The visionary recited a long tale of her adventures among a civilization of intelligent beings who lived inside the sun. Presumably these were beings of pure energy, angels of fire, though her tale treated them as material. Inside the glowing sphere of Sol was a golden paradise populated by spirits and angels. Despite the near-impossibility of illustrating such an energy realm, I gave it a few tries. "Angels of the Sun" shows prismatic angels of light flying in a world of fire architecture, which bears no weight but defines an inner space.

"Angels of the Sun" is ink and acrylic on illustration board, 7" x 10", fall 1996.

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