The King’s Night of Light

Illustration

“The King’s Night of Light” is an illustration dedicated to the legendary episode of “The Sword in the Stone”. Legend has it that Arthur, drawing a  sword from an anvil above a stone, which magically appeared in front of a graveyard on Christmas Eve, was proclaimed king of all England. As stated in the phrase engraved on the anvil:
 
Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil,
is rightwise king born of all England
 
In the illustration Arthur is represented as a “monument” that stands and shines in a dark night. Arthur is a metaphor: he’s a symbol of strength and rebirth that radiates into eternity, the bearer of a message of faith and hope that illuminates our dark times.

Service
Illustration

Year
2020