THE UNHOLY TRINITY

trinity
DE ONHEILIGE DRIEVULDIGHEID

pencil on paper
1974 - 355 x 270mm

This drawing was made when I was still playing music with my band 'Shub Niggurath'. It is a preparatory drawing for a background panel to be used on stage. There was another one, but that one got lost. Whilst this was, in the opinion of some, blasphemous, the other one was considered pornographic. Neither were meant to shock. I was very fond of Charles Baudelaire's 'Les Fleurs du Mal' - I carried my copy with me everywhere I went - and both these drawings were inspired by the decadent and deep velvety atmosphere of being damned. I was twenty-two and freeing myself from a catholic upbringing...