|T H E M U S E S
|In ancient belief culture arrives through the female aspect: mankind
cannot create without the gods who give song and story, invention and
philosophy, and all the arts through the agency of female intermediaries,
the Muses. The notion that creative arts are linked to the female aspect
has endured for millenia. Even today schoolboys who prefer paints and
pencils, culture to athletics, may be branded effeminate, so persistent is
the received knowledge.
The Muses is a growing suite of intaglio prints which recognizes and
respects this living perception.
|the Muse as fleeting beauty
|the gifts of the Muse
|the first moment of the new day
all images 10 x 10 cm