Daniel Heller / Elisaveta Sivas
Creation No. 4, 2015
Oil on canvas
36 in. x 48 in. (91.44 cm x 121.92 cm)
This work has been co-authored with artist Elisaveta Sivas
The progression of the creative process can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8Nj2IfWwUU&feature=youtu.be
An original abstract oil on canvas painting from "The Creation" series depicting the creation of the universe. Work inspired by verses from the book of Genesis Chapter 1.
"...And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness..." - Genesis 1
The painting is one of a series of oil paintings depicting scenes from the creation of the universe. It has been inspired by a verse from the book of Genesis and is portraying the creation of the light which occurred on the first day of the Creation. God had divided light from darkness. While a large dark area at the bottom represents the darkness from which the light was created, the upper part of the painting depicts the light which is flanked by two curves of fire. The main big light wave is descending from upper right and moving diagonally towards bottom left. During the creation process, the division and the separation was not a rigid event, there was an interaction of light and darkness, which is represented by the spots and streaks of light colors. There is always duality in our World, a contradiction between good and bad, white and black. The painting intended to represent this interaction by indicating small movements of light. Sometimes the interaction becomes more intensive turning into a light and darkness (good versus bad) struggle, represented by red and white light lines coming through the light and darkness. The light and darkness contradiction is not unlike our dual life which humans have been experiencing living on Earth for many centuries.
Oil on canvas