|"The Sacrifice" Oil on Linen, 41" x 49"|
Friday, June 7, 2013
The Sacrifice - Center Panel of The (In)humanity Triptych
“The Sacrifice” references God’s destruction of humanity in the biblical narrative of the flood. and human efforts to arrogate divine destructive power through acts of genocide. In this painting I have have envisioned Noah and his son incinerating the humans that were destroyed in the flood, and I have marked this act (and, more significantly, the destruction of all humankind) as a prelude to the genocide of the Holocaust. The “Sacrifice” challenges our belief in the goodness of God and humanity , and highlights the rupture in the covenant between them.