The Virgin
The Virgin

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Surreal Visions

And With What Body Do They Come:

La Virgen (the Virgin)


This series employs combined myths to illustrate the journey to salvation and enlightenment. The title alludes to a poem by Emily Dickinson which in turn refers to the Resurrection.

La Virgen/TheVirgin is present in several incarnations and situations in this painting, a holy mashup of religious and western themes.


Classical columns share the scene with wild western Davy Crocketts who are shooting things just because… A Santa figure peeks out from the garlands on the holiday tree and a tiny madonna tops it. The spilled wine goblet that appears in the moon tableau and at the bottom of the painting and the kicked-off shoes are recurring icons.


The metal used as the substrate for the painting and the attached elements (clouds, columns, candles and rabbit) was cut from old newspaper press sheets (typically aluminum).

Dimensions: 28in x 23in

Media: Acrylic and oil on metal, metal sculptures adhered to frame.

Year: 1991