St.Sebastian, 2012

oil on canvas and mixed media

280 x 60 x 80 cm




Monumental sculpture of a man wounded by arrows. Title refers to the martyr of the same name, often portrayed in art history as a youth, but was actually an aging military. Survived miraculously the injuries caused by the arrows, but suffered martyrdom later. This version shows the old Major seemingly undaunted by his injuries. Ignorance or heroism? In either case there lies a sense of soreness about the figure. The perspective is broadened by details such as the feathers on the arrows resembling budding leaves and strangely feminine legs in relation to the heavy figure.