Panel 3

Fusion paintings

The third panel to be painted is intended to follow the gobekli type mythic dreamer that is already in place above the entrance, following a loose chronology.

Like the previous painting the central section of this painting will be based on a fusion painting, where two 4′ by 4′ paintings have been fused by cutting both paintings on the same grid and gradually swopping parts to produce a single 8’x4′ panel. In this new panel a third figure has been inserted to make a group of three figures.

I have mounted this new composite image on a wall prior to development in the same bay as the last picture.

My intention is to add border panels around this new fusion to produce an image that explores the world view of the semitic religions.

I intend to adapt these three figures to represent a rabbi, a monk and a mullah and will explore the family relationship between these three religions.

All three figures have been derived from a single original image, and that came from a drawing made a few years ago.

The process of fusing the images has introduced an interesting variety to the faces that I will exploit in the final picture.

The priest

The mullah

And the rabbai.