In Good Hands

KarmaTops

West End, Australia

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I was researching Micheal Angelo and the influence he had on art. I realised he was employed by the Pope of the time and was under orders to convey Catholic messages. He asked for specific freedom to paint his own ideas upon his Sistine Chapels commission, which the Pope eventually allowed.

He painted a scene ‘The Creation of Adam’, apparently inspired by the ’Book of Genesis, depicting God as a white bearded man reaching out to Adam (a naked man) with his hand. It is one of the worlds most renowned artistic works which finds thousands lining up each day to marvel at this piece..

I looked at this picture long and hard and was compelled to redraw the image with a feminine interpretation to show how our psyche reacts to image. I used the long fingernails to show how we have structured gender around certain unnatural expectations. My interpreting the female ‘hand of god’ with painted nails and Micheal’s painting god as a white man are equally oppressive of truth and the beauty that both may have to offer.

I added the quote “Your in good hands” as a pun on ‘The hand of God’ to express the maternal nature of the mother of creation, a nurturing element (that may be hindered by the fake painted nails) and one that is not represented in the christian era. And thought it was a refreshing gesture

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