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the babylonian shepherd

Painting Synopsis:

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“The Babylonian Shepherd,” completed in 2002 after 8 years of extensive research traces every human being’s innate desire to dominate, subdue, rule and control his environment. However, without the “Spirit of God,” which “Mankind forfeited when the first human being on earth declared independence from his Creator,” Man becomes a victim of the spirit of fear hence is reduced to a confused, angry, greedy, covetous and raging lunatic who now uses his intellect, influence, affluence, gender, skin color, religion, title and systems of government to dominate, rule and control his fellowman.

By alluding to carefully selected animals on the doleful figures paraded in a single file, namely a buffalo, which is notorious for its unpredictability and communal behavior, an ox or castrated bull, known for toiling, a wild pig, legendary for its greed; “The Babylonian Shepherd” highlights Mankind’s carnal tendencies and his naturally ungovernable lust which renders him incapable of exercising his inherent authority to judiciously manage the earth.

Unlike most of his paintings, where faith, hope and vision always triumphs over fear, “The Babylonian Shepherd” is heavy, inexorably grim and severely somber.

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The Babylonian Shepherd Painting Synopsis
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Poster Theory:

The poster is printed on a minimum of 190gsm paper. Upon printing, the poster is hand finished by the artist with collaged parchments, natural pigments, distressed vellum, burnt marks, ashes and text added to select areas. The artist signature is rendered in gold at the bottom left corner of the custom poster.

Please note that in view of the fact that texture and other fine detail graphite marks are added by the artist in select areas of the poster, every poster is unique hence the term “custom poster.”

The poster is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity and a synopsis of the painting printed on parchment and signed by the artist.

Poster Delivery:

Please expect delivery approximately 21 days after purchase. While the last 7 days are for delivery, the initial 14 allows the artist to customize and cure the poster as well as render his signature.

Additional Poster Details:

The custom poster is sold unframed, rolled and carefully packaged in a water and light resistant tube made of a very rigid plastic to protect the precious contents from bending or creasing in transit. The poster also comes with a QR code that directs you to exclusive contents discoursing important themes raised in “The Babylonian Shepherd,” as well as interviews with the artist and video excerpts expounding on the meaning behind the unconventional materials employed to create the relief composition.

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