16×20 acrylic on canvas
Featured in Friend’s of Red Bubble, Image and Writing, and Imaginative Skulls
I have wanted to paint a Jezebel for awhile now. I was listening recently to Iron and Wine’s “Jezebel” and was so struck with the words I knew I had to paint her now.
Jezebel had about the worst treatment of a woman in the Bible and one of the most horiffic deaths. Basically she was flung out of a window and left to be torn apart by wild dogs. Recent archeaological finds have proven that she was a very powerful woman in the ancient world (as it seems that in the Bible the word whore is a code word for “really powerful woman”). Also her name was most likely not Jezebel but this was a corrupted spelling of her real name, I mean who would name their daughter whore of god in the first place. We probably will never know the truth of who Jezebel was as her story was written by her murderers as they were trying to justify their killing of a woman.
I wanted to paint Jezebel in honor of all women who have been born to be the ones that we could blame.