The cover art for Honor Thy Daughter was graciously donated by internationally acclaimed visionary artist A. Andrew Gonzalez. The painting, entitled “Unio Mystica,” or mystical union, was completed in July 2002 as airbrushed acrylic on clayboard panel.
A. Andrew Gonzalez, of San Antonio, Texas, is an award-winning figurative artist whose work has been exhibited in several countries. Born on October 13, 1963, and raised in a creative family, Andrew’s art education is largely self-taught. His artist father, Anthony A. Gonzalez, encouraged his early interest in drawing and painting but gave him no formal training. Gonzalez has also worked closely with the well-known Fantastic Realist artist Ernst Fuchs.
Forms, values and highlighting are created by lifting pigment with an abrasive eraser, followed by the application of transparent layers of pigment. Influenced by idealism in the mystical, visionary and esoteric traditions, the artist describes his work as a contemporary Tantric or Transfigurative Art that explores the dramatic union of the sensual and spiritual.