Monday, July 13, 2009
Apocalypse - found object assemblage
Apocalypse (Greek: "lifting of the veil" or "revelation") is a term applied to the disclosure to certain privileged persons of something hidden from the majority of humankind. The introduction of Angels as the bearers of the revelation is a standing feature in the Bible.
At least four types or ranks of angels are mentioned in biblical scripture: the Archangels, Angels, Cherubim and the Seraphim.
God may give instructions through the medium of these heavenly messengers, and who act as the seer's guide. God may also personally give a revelation, as is shown in the Book of Revelation through the person of Jesus Christ. The book of Genesis speaks of the "Angel" bringing forth the apocalypse.
The lore of the apostle Matthew speaks of the day when the angel's tears will rain like fire down upon the Earth and clear away all of the evil, and is implied as humanity. (see more from Wikipedia)
If you have some time, read the book of Revelation, you'll see many symbolic items in this piece... let me know what revelation you see in this found object assemblage.