In conjunction with the figure drawings, I have completed a couple of imaginative studies. The one above is of Dionysus and the one below is of a Faun. A work of art should function by itself without much explanation. My particular interpretations are meant to express a specific psychological state within the context of the represented archetypal subjects. Obviously a certain knowledge about Dionysus and ‘Fauns’ enriches the experience and makes the psychological ‘play’ all the more interesting.
These are not typical (stereotypical) depictions of their genre. That is because they are misunderstood. The realities of the classical pantheon represent a psychological investigation that are ever more relevant in today’s world where the individual’s odyssey has lost its significance.
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