THE MUSE PROJECT

In Greek mythology nine sister goddesses were born to Zeus and Mnemosyne on Mount Olympus, inspiring artists throughout the archaic age of Greece. Homer, referring to them as “muses,” established a tradition whereby artists invoked the muse for inspiration.

THE MUSE PROJECT, a celebration of artists who have inspired my work, was shown at Jalan jalan in Miami’s Design District during Art Basel Miami Beach, December, 2007.   The sculptures are made of plaster, Aqua Resin®, and bronze.  Although each bears the name of an individual artist, they are all rendered in the same stylized form.  To express the way I have internalized their individuality, I have used gesture and color to differentiate one from another.

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Note: My Odalisque is inspired by Ingre’s eponymous painting in the Louvre.  Painted the color of pomegranate, an archetypal fruit  promising fulfillment of life’s dreams, Odalisque, as muse, and pomegranate, as symbol, merge into a single entity representing the possibility of artistic transformation.

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