Blood is Life

140x135 cm

oil on canvas, 2015


Referring to Leviticus 17:14.  Prayer - an act of communion with numen, the sacrosanct act of any religion - represented here by praying hands: Hidden behind the back, red with the blood of  thousands of innocents, being the instrument of their demise but still, even during the most hideous acts, praying for their immortal souls while the blood of their victims is still warm and slick on their hands.