Dazed and Refused, London, June 2011

April 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The portrait "Word, Sound and Power" by Lois Cordelia was featured as part of the exhibition "Dazed and Refused"

An Exhibition of paintings Refused from Entry to the BP National Portrait Exhibition 2011

Exhibition dates: 16 Jun-10 Jul 2011; Private View: Thurs 16 Jun, 7-11pm. Venue: HURWUNDEKI, 299 Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9HA. Further details: www.dazedandrefused.com
 
Word, Sound and Power - Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the Fiery FurnaceWord, Sound and Power - Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the Fiery FurnaceWord, Sound and Power - Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the Fiery Furnace

Medium: Acrylic on board.

Dimensions: Approximately A1. 841 x 594 mm

Date: January 2011

Comments:
King Nebuchadnezzar of ancient Babylon cast the three Israelite men Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into the fiery furnace as a punishment when they refused to bow down and worship the golden idol he had created. But the three men's faith was strong. The Angel of the Lord came down to protect them, even in the midst of the flames, and so they emerged from the trial unscathed.

Conversely, the fire may be interpreted as a powerful force emanating from the three young men, who defiantly refuse to compromise their faith for falsehood.

"Deh cast dem in de fiyah but dem neva get burn...!"

Models (from left to right): Laous D Don aka "Mighty Laous" (Reggae Unity Sound), Mbor Kante aka "MBK" (Reggae Unity Sound), and Ahma Seye aka "BinghyMan" (Djolof Roots Sound) - Keep the Fiyah burning!
Word, Sound and Power - Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the Fiery Furnace
 
Models: DJ Mighty Laous (Reggae Unity Sound), Mbor Kante (Reggae Unity), BinghyMan (Djolof Roots Sound)

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