The Engulfed Cathedral


The Submerged Cathedral

Yolyanko William, who is fascinated with the occult, has recontextualized this legend into the present in a series called The Engulfed Cathedral, composed of exquisite figure line drawings, often several to one work. Some of the themes he explores in this series are those of evolution and potential, both personal and humanity’s, in general. The immersion in water, emergence based on the lunar calendar, all harken back to the time when Goddesses roamed our world and rolled out the stars at night. Yolyanko’s is not merely a nostalgic, sentimental vision, but a futuristic, energized, hopeful one, a longing for a fusion between what we lost and what we are, forward looking to what we might be.

Luis Gottardi
Editor and art critic