Artist: Christiane Vleugels
Land of Origin: Belgium
The second panel of the Faith, Hope and Love triptych features a woman dressed in black, often the color of what society considers the antithesis of the word. In this vision the artist focuses on wisdom and freedom, rather than outer guidance and conformity.
This “hope is vested in me” attitude is underlined by the symbolic mantle of wool from the Alpine Alpaca. This sturdy animal represents deep faith in one’s own journey and the endurance to complete it. The painting is full of other shamanic references to power and protection, altered states and consciously managed identities that struggle to co-exist.
The dove is a binding factor in this remarkable painting. When hope yearns, love answers.