In Your Image
Oil on Linen, 36" x 48"
The man and baboon look into each other’s eyes pondering their existence, origins, and purpose as this painting plays with misinterpretations made about the theories of evolution and biblical concepts of "man being made in God's image". The man may appear to be a "superior ape" to the baboon, the same way that man projects the image of himself onto his deities. The man, thinking of himself as superior, sits at a table in the middle of a wasteland that he is responsible for creating. The baboon exhibits an evolved level of sophistication as he raises his martini (yes, it is visual sarcasm). Which animal is truly superior? Which is more God-like? The “brothers” toast “to evolution” while a life-force energy electrifies their hi-tech halos. Detail & video included.