Peonies Mysterium is a commission for a UK collector. Together with my abstract painting TRANSGRESSION, it illustrates a hidden Allegory of the Sacrificial Male.
An uncanny calm washes over me when I view Peonies Mysterium. Something about the stark, cool, but soft light conveys the majestic mystery of God and the Universe.
Technically, Peonies Mysterium is my most three-dimensional peonies yet in appearance. It can trick your eyes into thinking it's actual giant peonies emerging from space! I continue to improve my technique through experimentation and observation of the work of others. I think Peonies Mysterium demonstrates a significant development in my technique both in terms of its resultant verisimilitude and aesthetics.
Peonies Mysterium is dedicated to Terence John Williamson.
Following are detail images:
Following is a slightly smaller than scale virtual mock-up of the painting framed: