Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rise-New painted portrait of Sharon Tate by David Van Gough

Oil on canvas
30" x 40"
'Rise' was one of the inscriptions left in blood on the wall of the La Bianca residence.
According to Linda Kasabian, Manson had instructed her and the other girls to leave a sign....'something witchy'.

Mired then, in the never-ending miasma of Satanic verse, cabalistic rite and sinister forces, the ritual murders of nine people with Sharon Tate caste as Madonna and child, become's part of the tapestry of American folklore.The truth melting away with dimming embers of a candle, that death in its most senseless form, can only be comprehended when it is engulfed in subterfuge of conspiracy. Or something like that.


  1. Very awesome painting! I love the deformity effects on the goat/horns at the top!

  2. You do great work, there is a haunting quality about this. It glows. I enjoy your art very much.

  3. Thank you both-I really appreciate your positive comments.