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40 x 40 cm / 16" x 16"
62 x 62 cm / 24" x 24"
Oil on board
Signed lower left
Donated to the Elton John AIDS Foundation
Snow covered mountains provide a dramatic setting in this exquisitely simple and evocative painting. An over-sized diamond falls behind a Swiss Guard, providing a metaphor for the Vatican's long history of amassing wealth.
Watson reminds us of the commercial business nature of many organised religions, in a series which explores the cycles of life, notions of time and enduringness, change and transition in today's disposable society.
This striking painting possesses an expansive and convincing depth. Employing a very successful and simple composition, a dazzling and minimal use of colour, this painting ultimately invites us to contemplate our own existence, place in time, and mortality.