The third of the big three (Raphael, Michael and Gabriel or Jibril), I have chosen to paint Jibril in his Islāmic incarnation. The story that inspired me to paint this work tells how every evening Jibrail dives into a sea of light. As he emerges he shakes away the drops of light from his six unfolded wings. Each droplet grows into a new angel giving praise to Allah.
The medium and larger drops of water in this work each reflect a tiny angel in them representing the birth of new angels. I suspect I will revisit this theme over and over again.