by Fred Chuang

~adult content warning~
12.25" x 17.25"

Continuing my mixed-media, collage work, this painting incorporates the figure, printed on tissue paper with "printed" bird wings.

Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
which we are barely able to endure and are awed
because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
Each single angel is terrifying.

-- Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies