I’ve just completed two more paintings. These will appear in a show opening on September 28th, 2012.

GRAND OPENING EXHIBITION & SALE
Friday, September 28th, 6pm to 8pm  (closes Nov 01, 2012)

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Debuting esteemed

Mighty Aphrodite, 14 x 20, Oil on Board, Carollyne Yardley, 2012

Mighty Aphrodite, 14 x 20, Oil on Board, Carollyne Yardley, 2012

One is called Mighty Aphrodite, after the Venus de Milo (Aphrodite) 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 the classic squirrel face for this painting. The painting also makes reference to the Judgment of Paris.

By the Peacock, 16 X 20, Oil on Board, 2012, Carollyne Yardley

By the Peacock, 16 X 20, Oil on Board, 2012, Carollyne Yardley

The other  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.