A Suspension of Disbelief


…he had of me
All he could have; I made him just and right,
Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall.
John Milton: Paradise Lost. 

Milton’s God reacts to Man’s foreseeable fall by his plan of grace, …. Milton’s idea of grace is not “irresistible,” but “conditional” upon Man’s choice to accept or refuse it. For Milton, Man does not have the “will” to save himself, but can choose to be “saved” by a will that can save him.

From “Free will and necessity in Milton’s Paradise Lost”.

Acrylic media, pva, found materials, crayon

Stages of progress below;

From the original snap through cropping,

SoD progress 0

digital manipulation printing as a montage 71cm sq


adding found material.


and painting


developing composition


developing composition

glazing with heavy acrylic medium

Acrylic media, pva, found materials, crayon