Jeff Faust

Flooding the Altar, 2022
Mixed Media
69 x 49 x 16 in
This is a unique work of art by Jeff Faust. Created on an antique altar the Artist found at an antique store, the painting depicts the concept of the human spirit as it begins its journey in the murky depths of the deepest waters and rises to the clear heavens. The Artist has incorporated signature elements of his decades-long symbolic explorations: the oars for rowing in One's journey. The Vessel upon which One journeys. Additionally, the Icon - in this case the Virgin Mary - sits in purity as does every soul upon its own journey toward enlightenment. At once spiritual and surreal, this magnificent altar is less specific to religion as it is to the universal journey of all sentient beings.