‘…for i have sinned’ | Guy Allan Wilthew Farrin
An attempted homage to my great grandfathers (Guy Wilthew) far superior work, which hangs in Bretagne.
At first glance this is a religious painting dedicated to the loss of my good friend ‘Mungo Leir’ who passed just as I was underway.
The painting obviously isn’t religious in a conventional sense, but it does seek to re-connect the word ‘Fetish’ with its original religious meaning. i.e. The worship of an object. Namely the smart phone.
The angels are shining their light on Monica & Anna, whilst simultaneously both looking down at the smart phone, one angel emanating from the phone which is also connected to the name of my great friend Mungo who shone his light, in life, on many people.
I wanted to try and create something that connected the past to the now, and that maybe looked at in the future, even in one hundred years by my great grandson, who would wonder, as I did, at that 100 year gap and what it means.
(ps. The crucifix is the ultimate symbol of bondage, but also spirituality. It is only at the moment of absolute intolerance that the true spirituality of letting go of the mind can take place. Complete freedom, when completely imprisoned.
Women have been metaphorically crucified by the church and religion. The fetish nun is a statement about the hijab, sexuality and religion, the proliferation of sexual nun images circulating online!)