The figure of the mythical Sin-eater creature in this work, created with wood and rock photographed against the setting sun in the Waterberg Mountains is the focus of this work.
Wikipedia defines a Sin-eater as a person who consumes a ritual meal in order to spiritually take on the sins of a deceased person. The food was believed to absorb the sins of a recently dead person, thus absolving the soul of the person. Sin-eaters, as a consequence, carried the sins of all people whose sins they had eaten.
The Aztec goddess of earth, motherhood and fertility from the Meso-American civilization had a redemptive role in religious practices and would cleanse a soul by “eating its filth”.
In Christian practice, Jesus is seen as a universal archetype for sin-eaters.
The wolf figure in this work is my dog (god) Husky Labrador Oscar snacking on the remains of a cow. A cow skull forms a headdress for the Sin-eater and connects the living wolf with the sacrifice he is eating.
The dark tone of this work amplifies the flow of etheric energy visible as glowing radiating lines of light energy. This glowing life force energy easily perceived clairvoyantly, manifested in this work digitally with graphic design techniques.
The Sin-eater is staring down on a human skull (humanity) engulfed by an electric blue petroglyph energy. The light energy petroglyph was created digitally and captured from my music video “Return to Hyperboria“ and fused into this work. It connects with the ribs of the sacrificed cow and nurtures the “Tree of Life” that will also benefit from the remains of the sacrafice.
The work shows two gates or portals, the gate of man in the blue energy with the skull and the gate of God or the Golden Gate of the setting sun.