800Away From The Flock

Away From The Flock

2008,  Foetal goat skull, gold capped tooth, blown glass globe, wooden base,  23 cm x 15.5 cm x 27 cm

We peer into a Victorian bell jar and a foetal goat skull smiles back with a cheeky wry grin. A tooth of the goat has been professionally fully capped in gold by a London dentist (with highest possible gold content).

Matthew 25:

31 ‘When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and He will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.

Systematic theologian, Augustine of Hippo (354-386), focused on this aspect of the bible and formulated what later developed into the doctrine of double predestination, which is the belief that some people are predestined for salvation and some people are predestined for damnation.