Eris and Prometheus

Eris and Prometheus

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Dimensions:  122cm x 183cm (48”x72”)
Year: 2018
Material/Process: Acrylic, oil, gouache, and charcoal on latex primed, gallery stretched canvas. Finished with a blend of matte mediums and satin varnish.

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EASTERN USA - Habatat Galleries Florida

“Be still, and know that I am the Lord.”

Pslam 46:10

This piece, “Eris and Prometheus”, explores a similar paradoxical inner landscape which is present in all of my art (particularly the last 4-5 works). The use of “double exposure”, as seen on the lion’s eyes are part of the representational process of duality. Note that the lion is not looking at here – he’s looking past her. Her body language can be interpreted as one of both vulnerability, but also confidence. She’s not cowering. The dynamic between them expresses both tension and familiarity, and a tone which seems predatory and protective all at once. 

 Eris (/ˈɪərɪs, ˈɛrɪs/; Greek: Ἔρις, "Strife") is the Greek goddess of strife and discord. Prometheus (/prəˈmiːθiːəs/; Greek: Προμηθεύς, pronounced [promɛːtʰeús], meaning "forethought") is a Titan, culture hero, and trickster figure who is credited with the creation of man from clay, and who defies the gods by stealing fire and giving it to humanity, an act that enabled progress and civilization. Prometheus is known for his intelligence and as a champion of mankind and also seen as the author of the human arts and sciences. 

I leave the puzzle behind this dynamic for you to solve.

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