This painting was exhibited in the Asheville Art Museum in '93. It was supposed to be part of the Christmas Invitational but was chosen for The October Show curated by Steven Weil.
The underlying canvas is ripped in two like the Old Testament veil in the temple which separated man from the holy presence of God. When Jesus died His substitutionary death opened the way for our access into the throne room of God. (Hebrews 1,2 )