FINE ART > Global City Babel

This painting contains black and white photos that I took on a trip to NYC. The top half has language references and blueprints. Some of the text is still visible through the layers of encaustic. The Farsi words inscribed above the tower read, "The Word became flesh."
In his book, City of God, St Augustine discusses the end of two cities, the earthly city and the heavenly city. He reviews the opinions of the philosophers of his day regarding the supreme good, and their vain efforts to make for themselves a happiness in this life. He refutes these opinions and explains what the peace and happiness that belong to the people of God.

City of God / City of Man mixed media encaustic painting
City of God / City of Man
mixed media / encaustic
36" x 36"
2008