"Aphroditrois" / 16" x 20" / acrylic on canvas / 2016
"Aphroditrois" plays on Aphrodite- the archetype of female beauty. The mythical goddess has towering flowing hair, her facial features are tripled, and the portrait is comprised of colorful shapes and swirls. The distribution of light and shadow is achieved by the thoughtful placement of light and dark colors. Structure is created with semi-gloss black lines which alternately determine facial features and pattern.
Aphroditrois is confident and her stare is meant to be a bit unsettling. She returns centuries of the male gaze upon her threefold. She represents unlimited female power.