There is within everyone a God-given free will which can never be destroyed – symbolized by the strength of rock. It is ever present in the very midst of our quivering and insecure separate, human identity. The recurrent anxieties of humanhood (symbolized by the scars on the hands) ultimately compel the final and only intelligent use of free will in the offering up of our personal identity to the higher, universal identity. The natural direction of this will is upward towards the source of existence, always guided by the violet flame of Transmutation, represented by the burning bushes.
Artist: Erik Bess
17”x21”/ prisma & acrylic on board / glazed on top