Praying Kerub (2006)

         Kerubim are one of the highest orders of angels; and their name means “those who pray” or “those who intercede.” In this image I have blended the youthful aspect of a kerub (cherub)  with the many-eyed and fiery appearance of the next order of angels, the Thrones.

I believe that when angels show themselves in humanlike guise, it is to signify their mediation between pure Divinity and humanity. Just so, this kerub’s many eyes signify a multiple awareness of the Creation, and the rainbow fire in which he moves, the pure Fiery Love with which the Infinite Creator has made, is making, and participates in, all things.

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