This work is part of a series of intuitive paintings inspired by the Peruvian Andean coast. There is an allusion to a battle against superior forces: waves, rivers, fire, and in which precarious coffins have everything to lose. Next to the volcano, a lurking asphalt path symbolizes the mundane. In the center an unexpected and winding path that comes from the clouds in allusion to the heavenly regions (inspired by Jacob's ladder). Finally, a carefree demon in the form of a saurian and a warrior* in the armor of God awaits you.
*Shortly after finishing the work I wasn't sure whether to paint a warrior, and that's when I remembered this metal warrior from my childhood (Mattel's Dungeons & Dragons piece) who intelligently fought against an invisible dragon.
I wanted to represent a spiritual battle in which ordinary people (empty coffins) can be easy prey for the enemy and be dragged to death by their problems: loneliness, depression, violence, etc. The metal warrior represents the Christian or believer who can become an invincible piece in God's plan of salvation for which he will have to wear the WHOLE armor of God.
Contact at www.jvlio.com I live in Lima, Peru.
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