Oil on canvas
28 x 24″
This painting was created for a local metal band’s album cover.
The image on the left was the original concept, however it never went past this underpainting stage because a better idea came to mind.
The female figure is a representation of the Biblical Eve after the “Fall” of mankind. I wanted to explore the unseen implications behind that proverbial ‘forbidden fruit’. The serpent, who prior to being punished allegedly had humanoid features, might as well have been a guardian of the Tree of Knowledge. Eve’s actions could have been a conscious choice.
There is no meaning in a life where one reaps fruits he did not sow.
This is why there was discontent, even in Paradise.
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The image on the left is a small 1′ x 1′ oil painting created for the album’s compact disc. It is a personal interpretation of the pre- “Fall” serpent. This is the progenitor of my “Ouroboros”, a recurring theme in my works.
Here is how the two paintings in their final applications turned out: