“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.