I’ve just completed two more paintings. These will appear in a show opening on September 28th, 2012.
One is called Mighty Aphrodite, after the Venus de Milo (Aphrodite)Â a sculpture of the Grecian goddess Aphrodite that was excavated on the island of Milo in Greece. Dating to around 100 BC and more commonly known as the Venus de Milo (in reference to the Roman name for the goddess of love). I used theÂ classic squirrel face for this painting. The painting also makes reference to the Judgment of Paris.
The other Â piece is called By the Peacock. This is the first hybrid (or transgene) to have a partial human face, as opposed to human body. With her elongated neck and squirrel eyes, she looks a bit like Avatar. The peacock is a symbol of immortality because ancients believed that the peacock had flesh that did not decay after death. Also a symbol of renewal.