Lady Garden Series

As any scholar can affirm, the women of Greek mythology are a well-known Classical motif, their bodies cast in marble and depicted in oils by The Masters. This series of paintings is an exploration and subversion of this tradition of male artists portraying women as mythologized creatures; symbols of bounty and fertility, death and danger, desire and disgust.

As a female painter creating these images outside of the male gaze, I explore the female form as a visual motif which simultaneously attracts attention and causes people to avert their eyes. The title of the series is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the popular euphemisms used to refer to women’s sexuality - yet another way of making myth - and a literal nod to the subjects.