Congealings


 
A new series inspired by extreme close-ups
of congealed wax textures
 caused by dousing a burning candle into the wine cup
at the mystic End of the Sabbath or Havdala ceremony,
signifying the "havdala", or separation,
from the holy and the secular, from light and darkness.
I originally thought to call these creations Angels,
but as the canvas began to be populated with all kinds
of gargoyles and even ghoulish denizens,
many of whom I would be afraid to meet in a dark street,
I decided that the relatively neutral term Congealings
would be more appropriate.
The paintings contain innumerable
faces and faces within faces,
which could be seen as a visual paradigm
for the modern human personality,
a fitful assemblage of countless
family, schooling and social "faces",
many of which are even unknown to the bearer.


Most of the paintings c
an be turned or hung
sideways and upside down
to reveal amazing new faces!

An added perk would be to view the paintings
with 3-D AVATAR GLASSES to get
incredible depth effects!
 
לינק לתרגום בעברית


LINK TO SLIDE SHOW ON YOUTUBE
http://youtu.be/DBN0S9dqXUI

 
Congealings # 1- I Will Think About It

havdalah #1

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
22" x 40"  (56 x 101 cm)


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Congealings # 2 - Surrealistic Fish Pond

havdalah #2

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
17" x 35"  (44 x 89 cm)



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Congealings # 3 - Who Killed The Goose?

Hav #3

 airbrushed acrylics on canvas
27 1/2" x 32"  (70 x 81 cm)

 

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Congealings #4 - A Walk Into the Night

havangel4

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
30" x 40" (76 x 102 cm)



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Congealings # 5 - Until Death Do Us Part

havangel5

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)



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Congealings # 6 - The Wolf and the Lamb

havangel6

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
30" x 40" (76 x 102 cm)

A sardonic view of Isaiah's (11:6) messianic prophecy:
"A wolf and a lamb will live (peaceably) together",
referring to Israel's (the lamb) future relation to its enemies,
who will be around but won't (be able to) harm.
The problem now is that the "wolf" in the painting
has not yet read Isaiah.
Oops! Poor Dumb Lamb!







Congealings # 7 - Let's Get Groupy

wax7

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)


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Congealings # 8 - A Mild Nightmare

wax8

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)


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Congealings # 9 - Lady Walking Her Demon Dog

wax9

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)

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Congealings # 10 - Do You Really Love Me?

wax10

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)

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Congealings # 11 - And I Thought You Were My Funny Bunny

havangel6

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
27 1/2" x 36" (79 x 92 cm)






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Congealings # 12 - Please Give the Pussy Some Milk

havangel6

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
27 1/2" x 36" (79 x 92 cm)





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Congealings
# 13 - Who Will Control the Heart - the Liver (Esau) or the Brain (Jacob)?

liver

airbrushed acrylics on (diptych) canvas
18" x 36" (46 x 92 cm)








Congealings # 14 - He Who Laughs Last


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airbrushed acrylics on (diptych) canvas
18" x 36" (46 x 92 cm)







Congealings # 15 - The Resurrection


resurrection

airbrushed acrylics on (diptych) canvas
18" x 36" (46 x 92 cm)





Congealings # 16 - Kaparot  Before Yom Kippur

congeal 16

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
  24" x 18" (61 x 46 cm)



See additional wax inspired paintings:
 Songs



Enter contest - Give alternative titles and explanations

for any or all of the Congealings and the best answers
will receive free poster.
http://dovlederberg.blogspot.com/2011/01/contest-suggest-titles-for-my-new.html


Most of the paintings above and others as well
can be seen in a video slide show on YouTube:
LINK TO SLIDE SHOW ON YOUTUBE
http://youtu.be/DBN0S9dqXUI
 
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Serious collectors interested in the original paintings or signed airbrushed variations within a

limited series or "family" of similar (but never exactly the same) paintings should contact:

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