These photos show the making of this triptych About Time, depicting 122 texts from the last book in the Bible, about the end of the world as described in the book of Revelation. The Triptych reads from bottom left to top right and I will be making a video of the painting following the texts in the order that they are written in.
Start of Babylon (ch 17&18) for the 2017 exhibition
'The Uncommon Market
First oils on Babylon and positioning of all chapters
in egg tempera
The four horses, Jesus amongst the lampstands and the angels with the 7 bowls
Detail on the four corners, from top left anti-clockwise: one of the four angels holding back the winds, the first Beatitude, the dragon put away for 1000 years, the 7th Beatitude
Sketching the opening of the 6th seal (ch 6:12:17) and the fight of Michael and the dragon (ch12)
First angels with trumpets and the beginning of the woman and the dragon
Most chapters are roughly in place.
Still working mainly in egg tempera
Introduction of Babylon's house of cards and
the throne of the beast (ch 13:2)
More detail in the throne room (ch 4), the army of the 6th trumpet (ch 9:13-21) and the beheaded saints going to their thrones (ch 20) and onto the wedding feast
In the centre of the Triptych there is now a wall in bas-relief depicting the scene of the story of the two witnesses.
Time to dot the i's and cross the t's...
This is now an overview of all the texts in Revelation that start with 'then I saw...'
(please click to zoom)
About Time was at St Andrews Church, Hove as part of the exhibition 'The Dragon and the Lamb' in September 2022.
There are three video talks accompanying the triptych which are available to watch on YouTube: