St. Peter and St. Paul

I created two matching 11″ x 14″ visual homages to these giants of the Christian faith using acrylics, collage and metal foil on canvas. Each piece combines images reminiscent of the beginning and end of their respective careers.

Black Icon: St. Peter (2005)´╗┐

This piece shows the young fisherman who later becomes a true fisher of men, especially at the Day of Pentacost.
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Gold Icon: St. Paul (2005)´╗┐
The blind Saul receiving basic Christian instruction from Ananias´╗┐ soon after his encounter with the risen Christ on the road to Damascus is contrasted with the shipwrecked Apostle to the Gentiles, Paul, being preserved from a dangerous snake bite on the Island of Malta while on his way to Rome, where he will ultimately be executed.