Tuesday, April 26, 2005

St. Nicholas


St. Nicholas
Originally uploaded by suelu23.
18. Saint Nicholas Diptych. In attempting to contrast the holy nature of Christmas with the secular commercialism of Xmas, I drew on many sources. The composition of the top two panels, the symbolism of gestures and ornaments such as halos, the use of gold leaf and pictorial treatment are all found in traditional early Christian icons and altarpieces. I have used black to outline shapes, reminiscent of Medieval stained glass windows. And of course there are the usual representatives of the commercial side. I’ve always felt irony and humor are very effective ways to communicate complex ideas, and tried to do that here.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

way cool! i hope i get to meet you sometime! your artist statement is quite moving.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that Bob Marley on the left?

4:52 AM  
Blogger Susan Lucier said...

No, it's Saint Nicholas on the top and Jesus as a Salvation Army Santa on the bottom.

10:07 AM  

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