Anointing, Protecting, and Nourishing with the Sacred Tamarisk Tree of the Middle East

Throughout the centuries, the Tamarisk tree has become known as a tree for pilgrims to provide them shelter, shade, and safety. It is a guiding light and beacon of hope for all weary travelers.

In Egyptian occult studies, it is said that the Egyptian God, Wepwawet, called the son of Isis, who’s name translates to mean “the opener of the ways (the roads), is thought of as the messenger and champion of royalty. Wepwawet is associated with the canine and is paired to the Tamarisk tree as part of his symbols of royalty.

Let There Be Light

This Lucifer installation is part of a bigger “Morning Star” installation series, which depicts the fallen angel struggling among a webbing of telegraph lines. The massive statue, created from wax and real feathers, is suspended over a former altar space. Ornate stained glass windows illuminate the contrasts of light and shadow that are cast over the statue, intensifying the ominous statement that many have tried to interpret it to be. Perhaps it is intentional that Mr. Fryer has not personally released a statement on what the statue is meant to represent exactly, but we can draw quite a few conclusions as to what he was intending to express.