Escalade

Escalade
width: 24"
height: 32"
Oil on Canvas
1997
In the 15th through the 16th century no artist worth his rations of wine could even call himself an artist if he had not painted certain standard subjects such as a Madonna and Child or an ascension of the Virgin Mary into Heaven. These works could make a painter’s career and invited critical comparison with other artists. This painting can’t be called a truly religious work, but it is intended to be deeply spiritual. It is about the elevating power of nature and the reference to nature and machine (Manna Machine) is once again employed.