I felt it necessary to start my plunge into Greek mythology by beginning with "Daphne". I find the tension within her to be very human and often see it in others. Romantic love is a funny thing and more times than not, people find themselves in a one-sided crush. Whether you are the pursued or the pursuer, it is a very uncomfortable situation and often gets worse before something causes it to finally end. Sometimes it ends for the positive, where there really are mutual feelings, other times it doesn't. With "Daphne" I tried to emphasize the peculiar balance within her; while she fully desires freedom, she also willingly accepts her prison. To me she is an icon of escape and isolation . . . but her beauty and expression hints that this isolation may be on the apex between that turbulence and serenity.
Daphne: Dimensions (60"H x 36"W x 3"D) : price $2500
Material - Forton MG (fortified plaster) acrylic paint