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magical skylight and wall paper, Goyaish figures and pained Madonna
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
oil on canvas
62 x 34"

Based upon a small photo of my daughter, Rebekah, I was told by the adult Rebekah that when she very young, she used to fear the sky would fall through her bedroom skylight.
With that information in mind, I imagine a tilting skylight, images from Christ's crucifixion fall into its space and Nicodemas points his finger toward the infant girl. A pain filled Madonna expresses fear for the safety of her child. The cabbage patch kid is a bit diabolical as are the other Goyaish figures in the wall paper.

Maj Ragain’s response poem is “A Dreamer Sails into the Land of Nod.”