The Faithful


The Faithful - 60 x 48 - oil on canvas

The Faithful was the second painting I did back when the stylized series was still in a very experimental stage. It is an allegory on the nature of faith, and was inspired by the dire, undeserved circumstances of a friend, according to my perceptions. Here, a sickly colored man sits squarely and calmly as the edges of the painting press in and he literally blows his lights out. This was the first painting in which I used cross-hatching to activate flat areas of color. I'm glad to report that my friend was not in the trouble I suspected, and sits proudly to this day.