Testament

Abstract

Satan is represented by the dark figure taking captive a soul to Hell. An angels is blocking his way demanding the soul back. Overseeing eye either self or God.

Creator

James Canning

Title

Testament

Date

ca. 1986

Medium

Oil on hardboard

Description

You are on a pathway through a dark and desolate landscape. Just ahead of you is a male demon figure holding a birdcage containing a small animal that's not quite human. The way is blocked by a huge winged angel reaching for the cage because the demon is not allowed to have the being it holds. From the distant upper right an overseeing eye observes this happening.

Citation

James Canning , “Testament,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed June 25, 2022, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/429.