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Dies Irae, Dies Illa in Latin
Dies Irae, Dies Illa
Acrylic on wood panels
h24x w60 inches

This painting interprets the key text from the second part of the Requiem Mass for the Dead. Translated the Latin text reads: ‘Day of wrath, day that shall dissolve the world into embers’.

The aim was to suggest that some words – Irae and Illa – are passing left to right, to their moment of judgment through the large letters of ‘DIES’. Some repetitions of the words ‘Irae’ and ‘Illa’ survive judgment; others do not.