Followers 72×60 Acrylic and Gold on Canvas
Twelve entities walking in a gray fog. Their minds are closing as they follow, leaving less and less room for enlightenment which is represented by the gold.
This painting is layered over a realistic religious painting; Beneath the abstract is a portrait of Christ carrying the cross as Simon stands by. The twelve disciples are the ultimate followers, receiving knowledge from an authority outside themselves. The followers I have depicted here pertain to the notion of responsibility in maintaining an open mind and diligent awareness as we learn to trust our own inner authority.