“I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.”
When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand…
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.”
The Four Horsemen of the apocalypse are the first of the seven seals in the Book of Revelations. These seven seals are a series of end time judgements from God. Being raised in a Christian upbringing I have always been fascinated with the book of Revelations and the subject matter of the Four Horsemen. Growing up I was riding horses before I could walk, so anything that had depictions of horses I engulfed. I was obsessed with the concept of the Four Horsemen growing up. They fascinated me, and even though I was too little to get the whole concept of the apocalypse part, I could still apricate the artworks done by some.
From seeing artwork and being entranced when I was little, to now being able to create my own unique and individual pieces is why I became an artist. Seeing motion picture art on screen is the reason I went for my Digital Arts degree. I want to create magic and masterpieces that others get to enjoy. My obsession with horses and the Four Horsemen led me to create my own individual pieces of each of the Horsemen. I hope to convey the ominous atmosphere that the Bible depicts while still creating a unique and enticing work of art that people want to interact with and enjoy.
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