The Purpose of Gods
32" x 80" - Watercolor and Gold Leaf Enamel on Wood Panel
$2,800 Unframed

In this piece, the little chicks are searching for Truth with single-mindedness. They look up, to what they perceive as more powerful than themselves to give them knowledge. This, their Sacred Being, is made in their image, and is the deification of traits they believe most valuable. Their faith in it gives it the power to be greater than them; to be the ideal to which they can aspire. Their faith gives the Sacred Being life. Seeing beyond the framework of the material world, the Sacred Being groks the essence of creation, and is filled with compassion for all beings. It is the Equilibrium of Consciousness, standing between the blooms of the Pillars of Mercy and Severity.

Voltaire wrote, “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.” Here, the chicks created a representation of the essence of their higher selves which, in return, reminds them of their connection to a world bigger than their yard.