A painting that I started just before the pandemic and finished it in June 2020.
Inspired by the medieval idea of a ‘Hellmouth’, or the entrance to hell, imagined as a gaping mouth of a huge monster mostly in medieval Ango-Saxon art, I wanted to reimagine the apocalypse in a modern context.
Usually visions of hell in traditional European paintings concern themselves with the afterlife, and I wanted to make my hellscape reflect our present or near future.
Hellmouth 1 is its pair and the landscape connects them
A1 | 81.9 x 59.4 cm | Acrylic on heavy weight paper | 2020