Church of the Mind

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Church of the Mind by Amy Crook

Church of the Mind by Amy Crook

When I originally drew this, I had considered coloring the stained glass window, but I found the image so striking in black and white I left it.

A few astute people among you might recognize the model as one I’ve used a few times before, though the stark chiaroscuro led to his face being obscured. If you click to see the larger view, you can just make out the subtle skull shadowing the figure’s face.

There’s some sort of statement in the juxtaposition of images, but I’ll leave it up to you to decide what.

Church of the Mind, 12″x18″ brush and ink on paper, $599 with free shipping.

This image is on paper, and will require matting or framing to be suitable for display; I’m happy to frame it for you for a small additional fee.

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6 Responses to “Church of the Mind”

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  1. MJ says:

    LOVE THIS! Just stunning!

  2. Amy says:

    Thank you! I’ve always really liked this piece, I just had to find the original so I could measure it for posting.

  3. Josh says:

    This is emotionally absorbent. At first glance I was pummeled by its starkness. It lingers as a deep reminder that our soul is all we have in the end.

    Gorgeous!

  4. Amy says:

    Thank you! I wanted something stark and thought-provoking, from which the viewer can infer their own message, whatever that might be.

  5. wyomingnot says:

    Very striking.