For the past decade, I have concentrated on women's stories from Greek Mythology-- the sagas of Demeter and Persephone, Medea, Penelope and Arachne. Mythic in stature, these figures embody the essential attributes of all women; knowing their histories explains our own. Telling their stories visually enables me to discover the archetypal sister, mother, daughter, wife--the roles women play in their daily life, regardless of when they live.
In the Mythic Women Juxtaposed diptychs I use symbolism and image to demonstrate the similarities between ancient mythic women and their well-know contemporary counterparts. Thus Hestia, goddess of the hearth reflects Julia Child and Rosa Parks defies an unfair system of law, as did Antigone.
These paintings are not only about subject. They are also about the intricacies of pattern, juxtaposition of color which is often symbolic, contrasts of light and shade, figure and gesture.
They are essential statements about the vicissitudes of human life.