Mixed Medium  18" X 24 1/2" 

Some religions teach us we go through a transference of the spirit when we die,
that there is a change of form; and if we are saved we become exalted and glorified.
In Christianity the zone to hell is downward; the zone to salvation is upwards.
But, in this work, the artist’s imagery is symbolic of the unknown and unknowable.
The unusual triangular shapes on the canvas draw our attention to these directional
arrows that suggest a penetration into other worlds. To “transfix” is to pierce through
with a pointed weapon. That is what you see in the painting. The entrance to our
transfiguration is through a spiritual passage that when completed amounts to a birth
and a death. In the painting, convoluted forms of bodily entrails signify wallowing
in earthly consumption, the obstacles to going upward. The pull in the painting is our
earthly body, limp and weakened, in a struggle to keep from descending
downward into the bowels of hell.