When you've realized that you've started something that you have no ability to stop, the horror starts to set in. I worked to give Ananiel this feeling. As I'm getting closer to the end of the Watchers series, I've mined my own experiences deeper and deeper rather than simply attempting to represent what each of the Angels represents on their surface. As per usual, there will only be 25 copies of the LE print made for this piece.
Yab-yum is generally understood to represent the primordial (or mystical) union of wisdom and compassion. In Buddhism the masculine form is active, representing the compassion and skillful means (upaya) that have to be developed in order to reach enlightenment. The feminine form is passive and represents wisdom (prajna), which is also necessary to enlightenment. United, the figures symbolize the union necessary to overcome the veils of Maya, the false duality of object and subject.
7 Arbeiten von Aussenseiterkünstlern aus www.aussenseiterkunst.ch / www.outsider-art-brut.ch: 1.Noviadi Angkasapura, 2. Camel Nehdi, 3. Teddy Deroncq, 4. Madge Gill, 5. Isabelle Lanchon, 6. Ernst Kolb und schliesslich 7. Jaber al-Mahjoub
The Sacred Heart on a Cloth Held by an Angel Anonymous, German, Nuremberg, 15th century
Avenue de Clichy - Five O'Clock in the Evening by Vincent Van Gogh