Oil on canvas, 54 X 84 inches, 1996-2001
Traversing the Orb explores the nature of humanity and its links to the animal world, using the vocabulary of ancient Greek mythology. The canvas took 5 years to complete. I chose this work because of its technique, subject and incompleteness as the cover art of my book (Art and…, 1997) because they were both clearly unfinished works. My project was to take several ancient Greek myths and combine them into a single composition on a common theme. In this case the animal urges lead the Satyr, the Minotaur and the Sphinx to their deaths by the superior minds and abilities of Apollo and creatures that resemble the golden god: men. Technically this was one of my most challenging works.