SAMYAZA THE FALLEN2023
6 x 5 feet
Oil on canvas.
The book of Enoch relates a fantastic creation myth of sin and folly in which a band of corrupting angels lust after human women who bear them children. The offspring grow into cannibalising giants and devour the remaining humans; they teach all manner of things from the application of eye make-up and beautifying the eyes to forging armour and weapons, casting spells and herbalism.
Samyaza their leader holds up some mutated creature and is poised for mischief in his boiler suite and Adidas sneakers: an ideal archetypal creation myth for a figurative painter!