Maintaining many of the intense hues and aesthetic qualities of his previous cycle, Vesselin traverses new thematic territory in this series of paintings. With portrayals of monarchs, holy men, and amorphous figures of rather inhuman form, this cycle immerses itself in a world often barred from the eyes and understanding of the typical person. It is a world that merely gives a cloudy glimpse into the lives of rulers and the relationships religious individuals share with their exalted deities. The full extent of the activities, states of being, and personal lives of the figures throughout this cycle cannot be ascertained and this appears to be Vesselin’s preference.