The Virgin, Leviathan and the Serpent

Images from mythology and religion are reworked within a current context to generate new images.  These images explore the human condition as we struggle to save ourselves from ourselves.     The aeroplane represents a modern day Leviathan; the transport for the modern day heroes travelling the world buying and selling the land and water.  Mary enters the works from portrayals of her in the Immaculate Conception, where she stands on the Serpent representing good conquering evil, the reward for which was going bodily off to heaven when she died rather than returning to the land.  My thesis is that she would roll up  her sleeves and get involved in our environmental crises rather than going off to heaven.  I'm sure she wouldn't go around standing on Serpents, mythic or real.  From PhD research into myths of the Serpent I translate it as the divine and uncontrollable energy within the earth, or as Joseph Campbell put it 'the earth's self moving power'. 

 

Shine a light on Australia
But how are you going to put the gold back?.
Coin and water
Crucified Serpent
Mary at the Maccabiah games
Mary with 59 dead fish
Scale, the church wall
Divine Comedy
Her habit
Mary and Gwoya Jungarai
Bauxol rainbow
Storm
Behemoth
Red dragon
The Dragon chasing gold
Queenie Queenie who's got the ball?
Botany plane
Leviathan
Mary Fishing for Leviathan
The Virgin in Australian waters
Mary with load
Mary fishing

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