I explored the notion of child sacrifice in a pair of paintings. Firstly in a ‘New World’ Inca setting – the so called ‘capacocha’ burials in the high Andes. Secondly through this story, of Abraham, tasked by God with the killing of his own son. Integral to three major religions, the parable also has echoes of a dark ‘Old world’ pre-history.
The frozen ‘font’ is superimposed on a mosaic depicting Orpheus, who was torn to shreds for losing faith with his god, Dionysus.