acrylic on canvas size 610mm x 410mm
Invoking both the archangel Raphael, from the old testament, associated with healing injuries and saving lives, and the great Renaissance artist Raphael, known for the serene tranquility of his subjects. The Kaka wings spread out behind a woman with a Raphael like angelic calm demeanor. She looks both present and absent. Woman and bird together take the shape of the archangel with his wings.