ON THE WALL:
Ralph Cowan discusses the symbols in his Jackson portrait
1. The writing: ‘It says, “I’m a multidimensional creature going thru the Earth experience to learn in slow-motion the consequence of thought.” I was learning to meditate at the time and was reading different spiritual books.’
2. The suit of armor: ‘Michael was very, very sensitive and he got upset when people said bad things about him. If he wore armor, he would’ve been protected.’
3. The red cape: ‘It means royalty. He was a king. The King of Pop.”
4. The monkeys: ‘It’s not supposed to be Bubbles (Jackson’s pet chimp). I had two dogs in the original portrait, but Michael said he didn’t like dogs. He liked monkeys.’
5. The silver urn: ‘It represents all the awards he has.’
6. The parrot: ‘It represents the many imitators of his voice and movement.’
7. The young Chinese girl: ‘He saw children as angels until they grew up, and he didn’t want to be around them (then) because they had egos.”
8. The space shuttle: ‘When he goes to dance and perform, he goes into outer space.’
9. Jesus: ‘Michael was a Jehovah’s Witness, but he liked to talk about Christ and how great Christ had been to him.’
10. The woman in the white dress: ‘He told me he was seeing this nurse about something and that something magic was going to happen. What was happening was she (Debbie Rowe) was carrying the babies or they were making the deal to do it, so I painted a nurse that looks like an angel.’
The Artist Painter Robert Johnson was honourable and he received in 2010 the title of Academician from the Academy of Fine Arts Saint Louis, France.
Robert painted Michaël Jackson dressed in Napoleon Bonaparte costume “Coronation of Napoleon” original painting by the Master painter David and exposed at Louvres Museum, Paris. Michaël Jackson loved the princes, kings, and emporors costumes and he was also a member of the Napoleon Association.