The Chief’s Candle Holders

The Chief’s Candle Holders. Oil on Canvas, 36" x 48", 2004.

Chiefs Candle Holders


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Painting built upon a commission regarding the legend of “the Chief’s Candleholders”, a historically significant Scottish story. I meditated quite a bit on the story from local and meta contexts to abstract it, distill it, associate from it, and so forth, and then wove the results into a non linear narrative. Issues that arose included the age old struggle between locus of control and our placement of it exterior or interior to ourselves, meditation vs. transhumanist supplementation, value of spirit and material value, ancestry and heir, anthropological gender evaluation, and more.