Acrylic on Canvas
37″ x 47″”
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Sphinx is an acrylic painting on canvas painted in 2013. This painting is part of a series of images inspired by meditations on themes and energies in the Qabbalistic system. The Sphinx represents a personification of Daath, the mobility of consciousness up and down the middle pillar of equilibrium. Archetypically, sphinx imagery in the Greek and Egyptian traditions serves as a guardian to the realm of the timeless and transcendent. Riddles and challenges posed by the Sphinx pertain to knowledge of time and timelessness, and failure to answer the riddle carries a penalty of being devoured. The mixture of chimerical imagery in the beast combines the human, the winged/spiritual, and the animal desires/feline predator.