"Atonement"
50x36in, oil on canvas, 2009
In the painting, a man looks back over his shoulder, across
a farm pond. A single line of blood runs down the side of
the fish he has just caught, making a semi-circle of ripples
in the water. Hovering over him is a giant pine tree. The
painting can be interpreted as a metaphor of Christianity or
sacrificial love. The fish, traditionally a symbol of Christ,
killed by man, represents the body and blood sacrificed out
of love for the redemption of mankind.
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