Film image #47
2021, Acrylic on board, 100x100cm
This is my fourth repetition of this film image. Two protagonists approach an immense simulacrum. They approach an immense uncoded cloud of uncertain incomprehensible patterns. I read somewhere that turquoise is sometimes regarded as the colour of heaven and that Native Americans see it as the colour that connects heaven and earth. A piece of turquoise can look like a piece of the sky that has somehow solidified and fallen to the earth. This work speaks of the sublimity of approaching God, the Master, and submitting willingly to the consequential master-slave relationship. Whether or not this is a good thing depends on the goodness of God, for it is said that one will inevitably submit to something, the choice is merely to what or to whom.