February 25, 2007

Paradise and Purgatory

I picked the piece “Ezekiel 1:5 And as I looked, behold, four heavenly creatures, and they had a wheel within a wheel, and their rims were full of eyes round about.� By Josie Lewis from the Paradise and Purgatory exhibit. I was attracted to the amazing detail and the layers of cut paper that gave it a 3D effect. It’s cool how she made a giant eye using a bunch of little eyes but it gives an eerie feel with all the eyes staring at you. I was a little confused at first because that is not the corresponding verse for Ezekiel 1:5 but it seems that the artist took bits from verses throughout the beginning of Ezekiel. The reason for the wheels of eyes is to represent how God is present everywhere and sees all. He is always watching.