A SACRIFICE WAS NEEDED, 48”x 58”, acrylic on canvas

“A Sacrifice Was Needed” is a composition involving the squared rectangle and a Friar Bonacci division of the square. The background is the Lagoon Nebula found in our own galaxy but exchanges places with the blue contrailed sky of  Florida, making both of them the “background.” “Background” is also a term referring to religious history, the subject of this painting. The double figure tied to a travois is both a wild boar and the Greek god Pan. There are other references to other religious sacrifices, as well as a hidden cross. The birds are symbolic of the spirit. Sacrificial offerings/killings are as old as the human race and date beyond civilization. We are no exception.