FINE ART > Global City Babel

This series is informed by the biblical account of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11). Each painting includes an image of Pieter Bruegel's Tower of Babel (1567).
I find this Babel image particularly relevant to our culture and the postmodernist belief that language is power and necessary to create one's own truth. Postmodernism is anti-foundational. It promotes relativistic language, where the meaning of words become merely social constructs and "the world is a text.." We design our image and construct a "name for ourselves."

The biblical Tower of Babel account points to the God who created language, who spoke/breathed the heavens and the earth into existence, who in his grace "confounded" the one language to spread the peoples over the earth to tend and care for it, and who enters time and space to communicate with us through the Babe of Bethlehem. The Incarnation, when "the Word became flesh" -- the living Word, redeems our babble and our "Towers of Babel."



City of God / City of Man mixed media encaustic painting
mixed media / encaustic
36" x 36"
2008
$4800
By Babel's Streams We Sat and Wept
encaustic
24" x 48"
2006
$3500
The Judgment of Babylon
oil and wax and papers
24 x 24
2017
$2500
Tempeste
encaustic on panel
12 x 12 inches
2015
$450
State Protection
mixed media / oil,wax newspaper
12 x 12 inches
2015
Foundation GCB Series
collage/oil/glazes on board with hand made frame
30 x 30 inches
2002
Babel Grace
monoprint
12 x 20 inches
2007
Shoulder to Shoulder
mixed media
12 x 12 inches
2013
Babel's Child I encaustic
encaustic on panel
24" x 24"
2008
Babel's Child II
encaustic and text on panel
24 x 24 inches
2014
Tabernacle
mixed media
30 x 36 inches
2005
Waste and  Storm
mixed media
32 x 52
2016
Y'a ne pas de printemps
beeswax, snake-skin, text
24 x 24 inches
2014
$2500
Babel Grace encaustic on panel
encaustic on panel
24" x 24"
2008
Babylonl Has Fallen
encaustic on panel
24 x 24
2012
Living Word / Babel collograph
collograph / monoprint
16 x 24 inches
2005
They Built into the Sky
collage/oil on panel
19" x 19" (hand-made frame 28" x 28")
2007
$1200
Purified Lips
mixed media on panel
30" x 30"
2007
Babel New York
mixed media
54" x 32"
2015
$3500
Linguistic Site
mixed media with hand made frame
30" x 30"
2013
Sandcastle Babel giclee available
collage / oil glazes/ on panel
24" x 30" (giclee print available)
2005
Google  God
mixed media
12 x 12 inches
2015