Living In The Material World

Goldie Stilson's avatar Goldie Stilson

This painting was created as a part of my BFA Thesis work. I achieved my degree from KCAD this May. This piece is the ultimate combination of the ideas I worked on for the body of work titled "The Lord Helps the Ones That Help Themselves" An excerpt from my written statement (2012): The Lord Helps Those That Help Themselves is from a song called The Lord Loves the One (That Loves The Lord). The title is also a reference to how the work is basically about my relationship with the metaphysical. Each of the images I've made represent flashes of important moments when the ethereal meets the material. The works follow a narrative where a central character (based on me, but not entirely) interacts with heavenly beings represented by butterflies and heavenly orbs that contain a kind of collective consciousness. Religious ideas like baptism, metamorphoses, Rapture, trinity, and life after death are prevalent in my work because they have been prevalent in my life.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 .5 inches
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Width: 96 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 72 inches