I Saved My Soul
20 X 23 Inches
The lion and the lamb are a symbolic pair, since ancient times representing the opposite qualities and phenomena war and peace, ferocity and gentleness, hardness and softness... But the artist introduces into the wellknown images a new theme – that of mercy and atonement. The lion releases his victim and thus saves his soul. This idea is embodied in a monumental image of a stone lion, raising his head and turning his eyes upward. There, in the heavenly heights floats a cloud – the gentle lamb, the Lamb of God. We also know that the lion and the lamb lying down together symbolize future Golden Age and Paradise Regained.