Painted on the surface of an old door panel, Bighani by Mark Justiniani shows a winged man hovering over the light of a candelabrum the way a moth is attracted to a lamp flame. There is evident desire (although dangerous) in the man’s illuminated face, as the fickering light of the candles make him leap forward, as if in a daze or a dance. It is indeed a fatal attraction, this romance between fallen angel and taper; the closer the two gets into contact, the higher the chances of either – burning out or self-immolation.
Oil on Wood
53 x 73 cm (21 x 29”)