Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

To say that pedophilic clergy are “tools of Satan” in the 21st century is either bigoted or intentionally misleading. Aside the fact that we’re told by this Dark ages narrative to neglect reason, it proves to show that no institution is corruption vaccinated and understresses the need for re-evaluation of world views and various systems governing it.

Being a lifelong Iron Maiden fan I decided to make this one as a tribute to their music and excellent artworks from Derek Riggs, both of which made a lasting impact on me – one of the devils is loosely based on one appearing on their “The number of the beast” album cover.