Canticle of the Celestial Night Rose
Combined Process on Wood and Metal
26" H X 20" W X 4.5" D
This construction is from the extended series Aenigmate, which means: at this present time (being earthbound and limited in finitude) to see and ascertain only the dimmest of shadows of what truly is and what is to come. This work, an altarpiece in mixed media, is likened to medieval, illuminated manuscript pages, reliquaries and icons. Robert seeks to convey in his work the visual approximation of the experience of awe, divine mystery and terrible beauty. This is an esoteric abstraction derived from studies in philosophy, alchemy and mysticism, and is made from a combined process with wood and metal.