Oil on canvas, 48 inches by 72 inches, 2010 Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art
Mystery is energy and when the sphinx loses her mystery she dies. In the back ground is written the riddle of the Sphinx, in jumbled up Greek letters, and in the foreground are the dead bodies of her previous lovers. The aesthetic comes to her passively in contemplation and she meets him as dynamic energy which issuing from this contemplation. The sphinx confronts us to make us think, to find answers for ourselves, to find our own unique images in the imagined chaos of the universe. The lasting success of movies such as 2001, is that they are open ended and it is left up to us, the viewers, to imagine and figure out for ourselves whatever meaning may lie in the work.