‘The Blessings of Sightoshi’ by David Michael Wright
Artist: David Michael Wright
Title: ‘The Blessings of Sightoshi’
Medium: Gouache on Bristol Board mounted to 2.5mm MDF panel
Dimensions: 23.25″ x 16.5″
Year of Creation: 2021
About the Artwork:
“It was the Year. It was the Day. It was the Night. From out the darkness of the forest He came. A huge gathering of worshippers and celebrants all prostrated themselves before him in awe and terror, their faces pressed to the earth in petrified obeisance, shaking, urinating, falling in and out of consciousness – not daring to risk even a glance of their great glorious gargantuan omniscient living God.
Strange and decadent strained sounds, unholy grunts and unearthly noises echoed forth from their God for what seemed aeons before their lord and greatness finally delivered His bountiful blessings in abundance as always – their sweet rich and vile stench penetrating and permeating the air with visceral, cloying and welcome warmth.
7 death angels surround Him like blazing torches: messengers, observers, protectors, providers, enchanters – luminescent winged creatures with long clawed fingers and ghastly flaming bared skulls. They search through the crowd of devotees judiciously, meticulously, seeking out only the most devout, the most zealous, to be selected – plucked forth from the crowd, held aloft momentarily and then granted the great honour of becoming eternally one with their God and a glorious participant of a future gift and blessing to the tribe.” – David Michael Wright
About the Artist:
Born in ‘The Grim up North’ South Yorkshire, England, David Michael Wright has been Drawing, Painting, Sculpting and generally creating crazy things with whatever he can get his hands on since pre-school. Inspired by a desire to inspire others to follow their imaginations, and use creativity to free, heal, explore and discover themselves, his artwork is a deeply personal and ‘alchemical’ way for him to escape and play – to express his own dark imagination and vision, and realise and release in creative form some of the things he often finds difficult to articulate.