A Little More Human Than the Rest Of Us (Paris)
16" x 20"
Myth: Paris, the son of Priam of Troy, was asked by three Goddesses, Hera, Athena and Aphrodite, who was the most beautiful. Paris picked Aphrodite who promised him the most beautiful woman on earth. He picked Helen, who was married to Menelaus, thus starting the Trojan War.
I work in encaustic mixed media. I paint with beeswax, resin and pigment and then fuse with heat. I explore the nature of myth which is universal and mirrors our own mythologies in the present tense. Wax enables them to persist, revealing layers of time as their own brand of relic.