Monday, February 23, 2015

Uriel, Angel of Ecology

Among the traditional Four Archangels, only Uriel does not appear in the Bible. Uriel does show up in non-canonical writings that were not chosen as Biblical material. 

I portrayed Uriel as the Green Archangel of modern science, patron of Ecology. I made him/her an African in pan-African garb, because I want my angels to be global. He/she is holding a bundle of reeds and grains, plants essential to human life on Earth. The wings
are made of green leaves. In the background is hills and an afternoon rainstorm with rainbow. The border is derived from Art Deco and African patterns.

Uriel is acrylic on hardboard, 11" x 14", August 1996.

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