Paradise Lost

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The Final set of 9 images based on the poem by John Milton. 9 Works on canvas in mixed media each 28″ (71cm) sq

 

A Suspension of Disbelief
A Suspension of Disbelief
Dialectical Vision: Theories of Order
Dialectical Vision: Theories of Order   Sold 2016
The Lamb : Earthbound
The Lamb : Earthbound
Creation
Creation
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Chaos
Expulsion : The First Morning of Our World
Expulsion : The First Morning of Our World
Above the Storm
Above the Storm  Sold 2016
Ascent
Ascent. Sold 2016
One Gate There Only Was
One Gate There Only Was

Creation

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This paradise I give thee, count it thine..

John Milton : Paradise Lost

 

 

Mixed Media on canvas with attached/modified objects pineapple top, an avocado stone, sunflower seeds, a snail shell and petals from an Amaryllis. There is also a small light bulb, a wrist watch mechanism and a feather. 

 28″ x 28″ sq (71cmx71cm)    2012

 

 

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The start of a new piece, Creation the final frame of the Paradise Lost series?
I have in mind to use flowers, seeds fruit and geometric form. There may be a small light bulb in there somewhere too.

The Lamb : Earthbound

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He shall ascend
The throne hereditary, and bound his reign
With Earth’s wide bounds, his glory with the Heavens.

John Milton Paradise Lost

 

For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne, shall govern them,

Revelations 2:7

Acrylic paint, Acrylic medium, collage, Found Objects, Organic Materials including Sheep bone.

28″ x 28″ sq (71cmx71cm)

In progress.

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Expulsion : The First Morning of Our World

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“The World was all before them, where to choose
Their place of rest, and Providence their guide:
They hand in hand with wand’ring steps and slow,
Through Eden took their solitary way” 

John Milton Paradise Lost

Acrylic paint, Acrylic medium, collage, Found Objects, Organic Materials, Crayon, Marine Varnish.

28″ x 28″ sq (71cmx71cm)

Dialectical Vision: Theories of Order

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SOLD

“God to remove his wayes from human sense,/ Plac’d Heav’n from Earth so farr, that earthly sight, / If it presume, might err in things too high,/ and no advantage gain”

John Milton : Paradise Lost

Acrylic paint, Acrylic medium, collage, Found Objects, Organic Materials, Crayon Printing Ink.

28″ x 28″ sq (71cmx71cm)

Sold 2015
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Above the Storm

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“thou from the first
Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread,
Dove-like sat’st brooding on the vast Abyss,”

 

“Back to the gates of Heaven: the sulphurous hail,
Shot after us in storm, o’erblown hath laid
Of Heaven received us falling;”

John MIlton : Paradise Lost, Book1

Mixed Media, including acrylic medium, organic objects layered on to cement on canvas.
71cm x71cm (28″sq)
2012

Sold 2015

Ascent

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And from these corporal nutriments perhaps
Your bodies may at last turn all to Spirit,
Improv’d by tract of time, and wingd ascend
Ethereal, as wee, or may at choice
Here or in Heav’nly Paradises dwell;

John Milton : Paradise Lost

Mixed Media, including acrylic medium, organic and found objects layered on to cement on canvas. 71cm x71cm (28″sq)

2012

Sold 2015

 

One Gate There Only Was

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As one continu’d brake, the undergrowth
Of shrubs and tangling bushes had perplext
All path of Man or Beast that past that way:
One Gate there onely was, and that look’d East

John Milton,  Paradise Lost 

Cement, acrylic, collage, found organic material, Copper, PVA on canvas.

71 x71cm (28″sq)

2012

Shots below made at stages of progress

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A Suspension of Disbelief

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…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”.
http://www.samizdat.qc.ca/arts/lit/gib_fw.html

Acrylic media, pva, found materials, crayon

Stages of progress below;

From the original snap through cropping,

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digital manipulation printing as a montage 71cm sq

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adding found material.

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and painting

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developing composition

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glazing with heavy acrylic medium

Acrylic media, pva, found materials, crayon