Evie Cahir

30 November, 2023

‘Lapis Lazuli’ is a painting that was formed with the practise of Love in mind; I created the this work with the glorification of God as the main reason for my arts practise, that I may act as a ‘conduit’ of sorts, or a vessel for His Eternal and Unconditional Love. I hand-ground pigments to create varying shades of blue, and delicately layered them to form a rich and numinous blue foundation. I considered the verse in Exodus that speaks of Lapis Lazuli, a precious blue mineral – ‘…Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as bright blue as the sky. —Exodus 24:10