Lost Wings In The Book Of Enoch

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Lost Wings

Many familiar and coveted stories that people are familiar with come from a religious background. Moses parting the sea, to bring the jewish people to Israel, Eve taking the apple from the tree due to her naivety and expelling humanity from the garden of Eden. All of these stories may be stored in a person's memory bank, but how many people have heard of the book of Enoch, and the interesting contents that lay inside of it? The book of Enoch is an almost forgotten book, as it is not recognized by many sects of the church, and it is rarely spoken of elsewhere. Yet, The book of Enoch contains a very interesting story of how Angels lost their wings and fell from heaven for going against the will of God. One of these once holy
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Mohrbacher is trying to let his viewer see that nothing is ever complete, therefore humans will always be undone, and coincidentally this can also refer to how humans age, leading them towards their inevitable deaths. Staring at someone or something allows the watcher to see how that object or person is incomplete, slowly deteriorating over time, eventually turning to dust where even then they can be recycled into the ecosystem, therefore that person or object will never be finished, therefore being undone. Mohrbacher decided that in his painting of Armaros that his main color scheme would be in the Red-Blue area of the color wheel. The color of red can be used to show the pain that Armaros has experienced by being cast out of Heaven and having his children be massacred. The red also appears to look like dried up blood in the painting, so Mohrbacher could have shown that the painting took place shortly after the massacre of the Nephilim. The blue in the painting shows the anguish and coldness that Armaros shows towards his former God, for casting him away and never allowing him to return to the…show more content…
His torso appears to have a breast plate that is held on by the vine that is surrounding Armaros’s body, the same vine that could be holding Armaros together. The vine that surrounds Armaros’s body also confines his multiple arms, binding them to his body, ironically the angel that taught the knowledge of how to unbind, is now bound by a thin vine. Something mentionable is that Armaros was an Angel , yet he has no wings. This is because in the bible, whenever an Angel falls from heaven, he also loses both of his wings thus the wings being the connection between an Angel and the Heavens. Armaros is a fallen Angel, so he is bound to earth because his wings have been removed off of his very shoulders. The feminine body of Armaros should also be mentioned. Mohrbacher uses the extra arms he’s created for Armaros to give the image of him wearing a dress. While Angels have no true gender, whenever they’re referred to in the bible, they’re all male. Armaros had children with a human woman, so it can be assumed that he is not a woman. If he is a male, why would Mohrbacher decide to paint him as a feminine figure? Mohrbacher most likely painted Armaros as a womanly figure to show how the women in the Enoch would have looked like when they were
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