My painting entitled God was completed in September 2020 and then reworked in May 2021. It is intended to be hung from the ceiling and viewed in the round – 360 degree viewing. It may be the best depiction of the abstract concept of God yet produced by artist’s hands, capturing its essence. It may also be the most important transparent painting in the Clairvoyant Series to date. The transparent quality of the painting allows the viewer to see through it, beyond it, evoking the omnipresent aspect of God, yet simultaneously it shows nothing at all, it is elusive, another aspect of God. In fact, it is a paradox and an enigma. It is both “there” and “not there”. Something to look at, but also nothing to look at. It is up to the viewer to decide whether the painting is a revelation, or emptiness. Either way, it is provocative.
For such an abstract subject, the painting itself is quite simple, made up only of clear acrylic medium, pearlescent tint and fluoropolymer monofilament strands which provide archival strength and durability. The irony of such simple materials being used to render an image of something so grand is not lost on me. In fact, it is perfect.