Black matted 6"x 12” painting in 13” x 25” frame
Koi Japanese watercolors, Decocolor oil paint metallic pens, Staedtler triplus color pens on Bristol Vellum paper in archival matting. Ascension's Eye is inspired by a volcano image from the European Space Agency's High Resolution Stereo Camera onboard their Mars Express spacecraft (see last image).
The Ascension series symbolizes my life journey. As singer Sade sang, “...still looking for the light and the endless pool on the other side.”
I truly believe as Sufi Rabia said, "I want to put out the fires of Hell, and burn down the rewards of Paradise. They block the way to God. I do not want to worship from fear of punishment or for the promise of reward, but simply for the love of God."