Atonement is inspired by the Greek myth, “Coronis.” In which a white raven is left to guard one of the god Apollo’s lovers. When the bird fails in his undertaking, an enraged Apollo scorches the bird, turning him black. According to the myth, ravens are black to this day as a result.
In this image, the raven seeks atonement for his misdeeds - the white feather by his tail is a reminder of what used to be. The raven’s act of contrition will be to free the caged bird - all he has to do is pull the string to set the events into motion.
I wanted Atonement to be a painting of contrasts: black and white, right and wrong, good and evil. To amplify this theme, I used both a highly representational style for the birds and cage juxtaposed with a wildly abstract background.
To make sure the background had the right vibe, I would work on it and then place the canvas behind the actual scene. The end result is due to multiple iterations of this paint, place, and revise cycle.
Atonement was a finalist in the 2012 Art Renewal Center realism art competition.
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