Title: “HARUT, Transmogrification #2 and ARIEL“.
Creation Date: 19 Dec 16.
“Fire Portraits” Series.
Influence: “To Reign in Hell” novel by Steven Brust.
Art Photographs: Photography of fire shaped into Portrait-like imagery, of the characters, angels, in “To Reign in Hell”, written by Steven Brust.
Note 1: After doing the first art photo, I said to myself, “I’m seeing some faces from Brust’s novel in this image, and I need to investigate, and work this out further to see what develops.” Note 2: One very interesting aspect of Brust’s story is that all of the angels were essentially good until a conflict and deception arose among the angels. On top of that, the three “evil” angels in the story ( evil according to many ‘modernised’ views…modern being several thousand years for Satan/Lucifer/Devil, and hundreds for Mephisto ) — Satan and Lucifer are the same entity, and Mephistopheles is the name invented for the historical Johann Georg Faust (c. 1480–c. 1540), and in demonology, Mephistopheles was “one of the seven chief devils and the tempter of Faust”. Nevertheless, in Brust’s story, Satan and Lucifer are “First-Borns”, and Mephistopheles is an archangel, not devils or demons. Note 3: My Brust angels are a contradiction because they are made of fire. Angels of fire, I think is a contradiction. Note 4: This is the first image of the Fire Portraits series with two characters: Harut is the bottom angel, and there is a smaller version of the Owl, Ariel, above Harut. In the Brust story, Harut is the blind singer, who is friends with Leviathan. He entertains Leviathan and Ariel. Ariel is in the form of an owl and always speaks in rhymes. Ariel was viciously killed in the story by an evil and mischief-making angel.
“Mephistopheles: Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris.
(It is a comfort to the wretched to have companions in misery)”.
Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus
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