Friday, August 27, 2021

Lot's Wife (diptych)

 

Diptych 48" x 42"and 48"x 20" Oil on Linen

“Lot’s Wife” (no other name given) and her two daughters must flee the city.

Severed from her home, her friends and all her history she is warned not to look back and yet her memories overwhelm her.

She turns and is extinguished!

After reading a short poem by Nobel laureate Anna Akhmatova 

https://poets.org/poem/lots-wife  

I imagined Lot’s Wife

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Echo & Narcissus

 





Echo & Narcissus
50" x 40" Oil on Linen

Echo, a shy nymph with a speech impediment falls deeply in love with the noble, Narcissus.

Narcissus, stately born, egocentric while out hunting looses his way and calls out.

Echo answers the call in her confusing manner but Narcissus rejects the help of this lowborn nymph.

Echo, heartbroken, runs off.

As a fitting punishment Narcissus falls eternally in love with the reflection of himself.


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Adam's Promise




The painting was inspired from a
line in a short story: "…. Although he still had reduced privileges at the Country Club, Adam used his accumulated prosperity to purchase an upper for Evy and the newborn outside the Club grounds. His allegiance and fidelity to E had been confirmed with Adam's Promise…."
42" x 40"
Oil on Linen

Friday, February 12, 2021

Dionysos and Ariadne

 

                                    Oil on Linen  42" x 36"

THESEUS pledges his love to ARIADNE after she skillfully devises his way out of the Labyrinth where he has slain the Minotaur.

He returns with Ariadne to Athens but along the way carelessly abandons her on the island of Naxos.

DIONYSOS -the Olympian god of wine, pleasure, festivity, and wild frenzy- and his cortege discover Ariadne, Dionysos is smitten. Ariadne becomes his immortal wife and the brightest star in heaven