Janus

This monolithic scale painting is my final painting in the "Hortulus Animae: Little Garden of the Soul" series.

It is full of dramatic skies, Summer blooms blazing and fading. There are the Sunflowers, the waves of the plants and flora within the banks of my garden. It is a time to contemplate, reconnect with nature and discover the beauty of the small things: hear the birds sing, watch the sunlight chase the dappled shadows, and see the garden grow and seasons change.

Janus was the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology. The God of change. He was depicted as having two faces looking opposite ways, one towards the past and the other to the future. He was present in the beginning of the world, guarding the gates of Heaven, and presided over the creation of religion, life and even the gods.

200.5 w x 130.5 h cm (Framed 226 w x 155 h cm)

Raw pigment, Oil paint, gesso and encaustic wax on board in antique frame.