Arakiel (Aramaic: פלא פקתן, Greek: ‘Αραθάκ Κιμβρά).
Creation Date: 26 December 2016.
“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.” Some of the characters in the story are represented by more than one image as the elemental fire is ever changing, and I see my subjects in different forms. Note 2: Arakiel “is a fallen angel, the second mentioned of the 20 Watcher leaders of the 200 fallen angels in the Book of Enoch, who taught the “signs of the earth” (which suggests geomancy) to humans during the days of Jared. Arakiel is also called Aretstikapha (meaning “world of distortion” [the combination of arets + kaphah])”. (Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arakiel ). Note 3: Arakiel is not mentioned in the Brust story, but imagine that he is one of the Fallen Angels.
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