Part 1 – Ritual of Abduction


48″ x 60″
Oil on Canvas

In this painting I utilized the rhythm of the music as imagery. Carrying over thematic shapes and colors used from “the augurs of spring” and “the introduction” ,as well as illustrating the linear movement of thematic material repeated within the orchestral voices; in particular the horns and the woodwinds. While I was weary to create too much of a recognizable narrative, I imbedded within this tableaux foreshadowing by introducing the “virgin”. Borrowing imagery from Caravaggio’s “The Taking of Christ”, I elude to the primeval need for appeasement through sacrifice.

This movement lasts approximately 1 minute and 18 seconds.

with permission:
2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008