The Mammonite

The Mammonite

Meanings within the painting done between 1951 and 1954 by Norman Vincent Rennells Ulery

The abstract figure represents mankind, both male and female

The figure is clothed in armor — war

The armor piece hanging around the neck — female breasts

The effeminate left hand on hip — homosexual and lesbian

The flower at the waist — the flower children

The right hand, putrid, decadent, holds a gold coin engraved with the letter “R”, representing Rex or King, and dripping blood

The dark wall in the background is covered with blood drops

The large dot in the upper left corner is THE EYE OF GOD

In the background are three hills holding three gold crosses, THE CRUCIFICTION

Below the hills is the open, empty grave of JESUS CHRIST

Matthew 6:24, Luke 16:13

“No man can serve two masters for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to one and despise the other. YE CANNOT SERVE BOTH GOD AND MAMMON.”

The Mammonite is 22″ x 29″, oil and gold leaf on masonite