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Sphinx, oil on canvas 22"x22" “What has four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening?” In Greek myth Sphinx is a monster with the body and tail of a lion, the face of a woman, and the wings of a bird. Her infamous siblings Hydra, Chimera and the Gorgons share an equally confusing biology. Hera sent Sphinx to punish the city of Thebes and in her role as threshold guardian she famously challenges the hero Oedipus to a game of riddles. That was her thing, to ask tricky questions to those who wished to pass and eat her unwilling opponent If they were unable to answer the riddle correctly. Oedipus solved the riddle, “Man, who crawls on all fours as a baby, then walks on two legs, and finally needs a cane in old age.” Check out Sphinx on the 2022 Vashon Island Artist Studio Tour, May 7-8, 14-15. Map and info- . and  @viva_vashon_artists

Oedipus Rex

“Oedipus Rex”, my rust monotype on vintage linen is now on exhibit at Roby King Gallery , 176 Winslow Way E. Bainbridge Island, WA. Jan 3-Feb 2, 2020. Oedipus was born to Laius, King of Thebes and his Queen Jocasta. At his birth, it was prophesied that this child, Oedipus, would murder his father and marry his mother.  So Laius, frightened, sent Oedipus to be exposed to weather and wild beasts on Mt. Cithaeron.  However, Oedipus did not die, instead he was found and adopted by the King Polybus of Corinth and his Queen.  When Oedipus is called bastard as a young man and told that King Polybus might not be his real father, he left Corinth and journeyed to Delphi and its’ Oracle in search of an answer to his true parentage. The Delphic Oracle does not tell him who his true family is but does tell him that his destiny is to kill his father and marry his mother.  In order to thwart the prophecy, Oedipus decides never to return to Corinth and his eventual inheritance, but instead to

On to the Next One

Thebes , Rust Monoprint with gold leaf  (30 x 20 in) Before moving on to the next one I want to thank my wonderful family, friends and patrons for their generous support during Vashon Island's 2012 Art Studio Tour! I opened my studio and turned half the house into a gallery.  It was work but I had lots of help and it was so much fun! The open studio experience is a unique opportunity for patrons to see art in context and hopefully get some sense of an images meaning, origin and story when viewed with a body of related work. And now- ON TO THE NEXT ONE!  That's the tittle of the next exhibition I am so happy to show in. My rust prints Thebes, Icarus and Phoenix were selected to be part of the Northwest print  exhibition at gallery Smith and Vallee in Edison, WA June 2 - 30, 2012.  The opening reception is Saturday June 2nd (5-8 PM).  Edison, WA.