Portfolio > Leda & the Angry Swan-Oils

Naked leda bathing, swan approaching
What's This?
oil on linen
60 x 79"

In 2004, Ohio based poet, Maj Ragain poetically responded to my painting with his poem, Leda’s Voice, Under Sky, Over Water. My following works have been a response to his poem. The latest Leda painting, What’s This? is a direct response to his opening couplet:
“I lie in the wreckage of my longing
Which called him down to me.”

What’s This? describes the moment just before her violation. It is filled with mythical and personal symbols