The primary focal point of ‘Walking on Water’ is obviously the elephant completely covered in a variety of hotly coloured marks. The elephant is pictured walking on water in a church interior – in fact it is ‘the elephant in the room’. Two paintings (Allegory of Faith + The Proposition – both works of mine) hang on the back wall of the church.
Christ is said to have walked on water... in the Hindu religion, the elephant is regarded as a wise god. Elephants in India are often seen highly decorated in brightly coloured marks, patterns and symbols.
Walking on Water references religious and cultural differences and similarities... and what faith can lead us to believe.
Two related artworks above : In the Room and Brexit
Walking on Water
One of a kind artwork
Print on canvas... embellished with areas of hand-painted acrylic
91 x 68.5 cms
Signed and dated on the back
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