Light Breaking Through

2014 – 2015 / Oil on linen / 80 x 110 x 2,5 cm

This work is inspired by the rich history and mystery of Le Mont St. Michel as a place of pilgrimage. Looking upwards to the Abbey church, the highest point on the island, trying to get closer to heaven. 

The light is referring to the legend that St. Aubert, who was then the bishop of Avranches, had a vision in which he saw Archangel Michael. In his vision the Archangel instructed him to build a sanctuary on the rocky island in the water.