"To Chain the Beast was featured in Spectrum 11, a collection of the best fantastic-themed artwork of the year. Justin painted the piece to illustrate the epic moment from Scripture when the angel binds the dragon — symbolizing Christ’s defeat of evil demonic forces."
Being a lover of fantasy and fantasy art, one of my many interests is in the way contemporary Christian artists are engaging with the fantasy genre. Revelation seems to be a hot subject - for obvious reasons I think - but I have many questions about this focus, not least because Revelation is so misunderstood by so many people. For instance, I find it difficult to grok any cruciform ethic behind this image without the artist's comments. What do you think?
You can read more about this image and other Christian art by Justin Gerard at 12StoneArt.