Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hurculean Legacy

As I write this, I contemplate the differences between my mother's art and mine. I just posted her first piece. I look at this print, and think back to what I did for grad school. This was a time when I was doing multiple colored linoleum blocks in grad school in relation to my research of the Hurculean legacy of the Spartans prior to the Battle of Thermopylae. As one can tell, I was fascinated with the legacies of warriors even back then. If you look at the imagery, it shows a young Herakles (Greek spelling) wearing a lion skin and the Corinthian helmet in the background. I also became increasingly fascinated with the black figure style of vase painting from ancient Greece.

This calls to mind many things and many ideas that I would like to explore this summer. Of course, as is the trouble when one has too many thoughts, it becomes a challenge to contain them and focus. I will continue to post more work and offer some more commentary on the work that I post. Look here and on the other blog - - for additional thoughts and work. I will be creating some new work as well, with - I hope - a fresher and more contemporary look that is more representative of this time period for me. In the mean time, if anyone has comments and or inquiries, leave me a message or send me an email. Enjoy:-)


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