Sphinx Oil on canvas, 72 inches by 48 inches, 2010  Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art

Sphinx, Femme Fatale, Goddess, Woman, Ancient Greek Mythology, symbolic mythological art

She  expresses Mystery is Energy and when she loses her mystery she dies.  

In the back ground is written the riddle of the Sphinx, in jumbled 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  issuing from this contemplation. She 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.

I used this image of to represent the Queen of Air in my Tarot of the Morning Star.

Featured in the Gallery Femme Fatale

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