Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Administration Building of Heaven

Even Heaven - perhaps especially Heaven - needs administration. You wouldn't want souls to go to the wrong place or the wrong area. You need more than just the Pearly Gates, you need GPS (Glorious Positioning System) to find your way to the pasture or city of your choice, once you've been interviewed and analyzed for your moral quality. Any number of things need to be attended to and this is one of the buildings where that work takes place. I painted this little picture inspired by another larger one I had done a bit earlier, my "Persian Heaven" picture, "City of Light." The earthly model for the "Administration Building of Heaven" is a pavilion at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

"Administration Building of Heaven" is 9" x 11", acrylic on illustration board, November 1996. Click on the image for a larger view.

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