'Adultery' oil 600x400
'Let me be' oil 550x400
|Crucifixio - sold|
The words in the painting are not pleasant, however preachers & religious books say, if a child is not part of a christian family, and the child dies, then they spend eternity in hell. A murderer is 'saved' and spends eternity in heaven, if he simply 'believes' in jesus.
|Calamitous - Sold|
The 'loving' god apparently. When one considers the many violent, oppressive & contradictory writings in the Quran, Jewish & Christian bibles, it can have very adverse effects to a person's reasons of logic, especially when it states in the bible that god is the 'creator of evil', and man is made in his image.
Furthermore...... consider the corrupt origins of the Catholic Church, their widespread massacre/torture of those who did not support or went against their religious rule. Look at what fundamentalist followers of ISLAM are doing in the world today.
| Oppressors Sword - $3,200 (1400x1000)|
To do mainly with 'fundamentalist' Islam belief. Enslave the soul with the word, impose judgement with the sword (com gladius imponere judicium) - latin.
|Christ's bride - $2,900|
Inspired by ex-priest - Bernard Frosenborg - his book 1904 - 'Thirty years in hell - from darkness to light'. An expose of the horrendous goings-on within the catholic church. The title of the painting 'Christ's bride', refers to the church, setting themselves up as the 'Universal church', in partnership with Jesus the son of god. The 'ultimate' blasphemy according to Jewish leaders. 'Lies woven in her devil's loom' is a line from the book.
|True trinity - sold|
Imago Dei - image of god. The church steeple with its pagan origins. Christianity is the only religion that embraces the 'trinity' (father, son, holy ghost). To many, the true trinity is about Power, Religion & politics - to control the masses. Followers are pawns - easily manipulated, of lowest value.
|Adoratio $3,600 - 1200x650|
God worshipping woman. Tongue in cheek, having a bit of fun here. However....... who or what is god? God - a word to keep simple minds content and happy - an easy answer to 'who did it'? Religious books, written by men, say that 'they' were created in god's image, women came second. Yet we women are the ones giving life. In early times it was goddess worship, not god worship.
Domine Deus - latin for 'Lord God'. Lady Divine - earth mother, or goddess. Interesting history…. but based on ancient myths.
|The Adam Painting - Sold|
The first painting done in the 'Blasphemy' series. The fictional Adam looking upon the corruption of mankind in using religion for their own gains. This painting initiated the use of a second name. My husband stated that he no longer wanted me to use his name on my works. He and his family belonged to one of N.Z.s more fundamentalist churches.
It was then refused by the Nelson Art Awards as being 'offensive' to community audience. I wrote a letter asking them to reconsider, saying it was based on 'truth' and said that sometimes the truth 'is' offensive. They declined again. N.Z.'s famous art critic - Hamish Keith - wrote an article about their decision, saying it was a sad day for the arts, that Nelson Arts Council would be better suited to running a 'cup cake award'.
|Seven Sins - Sold|
S A L I G I A - latin representation of the seven deadly sins. Color representation here, red-sin, gold-glory, black-corruption. The Catholic/Christian church, holds itself out to be the 'universal/ultimate/absolute' church of God. Do people ever ask how this widespread belief became so accepted?
Researching religion & its heritage is a fascinating subject, learning of the church's fallacious origins, its violent and oppressive history, and it's deployment of 'The Crusades' (their armies), in enforcing their religion as being the true word of god, gives insight into how the 'prominence' of the churchcame about. The Crusades, massacred, tortured, raped and oppressed millions, all in the name of God, over a span of several hundred years.
|'Maserati 250F' commission - sold|
|Joie de Vivre - Peoples Choice Award - sold|
|Josephine's profile - Supreme Award - NFS|