Side-By-Side: The Hierophant
For Day 31 of Side by Side, I drew the Hierophant. As the intermediary to the Spirit and the bringer of truth, the Hierophant is ready to drop some divine knowledge. On the right, the priest wears a triple crown, and the keys to heaven lie at his feet. His scepter represents orthodoxy, and he sits between the pillars of law and liberty. On the left, Jee Gam wears a simple head covering and holds a key representing the trinity. The pillars of law and liberty are adorned with the Chinese symbols of Wisdom, Truth, Courage, and Spirit. In 19th Century San Francisco, he taught the divine message of inclusivity and egalitarianism.