Angel Among Us

This piece started with the central image of an angel and heart that Victoria drew on paper and adhered to canvas. Then she painted the entire image without any plan or notion of what was to come. Praying all the while, she later recognized a depiction of the “dark one” in yellow on the lower right corner of the painting; a yellow whale on the lower left quad of the image which is representative of the story of Jonah from the Bible. Also within Victoria sees dolphins, which she considers some of God’s friendliest creatures, and a homage to the artist Vincent Van Gogh in the black-on-white swirls along the left side of the painting. At the time, she was teaching her art students about Van Gogh, and believes that is reflected here. This piece also has a companion piece (shown here) and named “First Step”.

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