Mythos

All of these works deal with issues of identity and self-determination, and many give the myths a feminist or female-centred twist. The male is less present, but appears as a guardian or helpmate.  While The Source is a remake of the painting by Ingres of the same name, in mine, a dear friend makes unabashed eye contact with the viewer, direct in her sexuality, she is her own source, not simply a muse. The Three Graces is a triple self-portrait, representing self-sufficiency and creativity.

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The Virgin Queen, oil on canvas, 54″ x 48″, 2013

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The Birth, oil on canvas with resin, 34″ x 40″, 2013. Collection of the artist

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The Three Graces, oil on canvas, 2008, 60″ x 60″

boilingpot

The Eel in the Water, oil on canvas, 60″ x 48″, 2009

therosechoice

The Rose Choice, oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″, 2009

eveinthegarden

Eve in the Garden, oil on canvas, 54″ x  36″, 2008

guardianandthebride

The Guardian and the Bride, oil on canvas, 60″ x 72″, 2005

thesource

The Source, oil on canvas, 48″ x 30″, 2009

theuppersea

The Upper Sea, oil on canvas, 60″ x 48″, 2009

narcissaandherecho

Narcissa and Her Echo, oil on canvas, 54″ x 36″, 2008

raisingofthefemalewaters

Raising of the Female Waters, oil on canvas,  56″ x 70″, 2005

edith

Edith, oil on canvas with metal leaf and sea salt, 24″ x 18″, 2012

Tryphine

Tryphine, oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″, 2012

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