Hercules and Antaeus, latex paint on canvas, 55 x 60", 2019
On the road to the Garden of Hesperides, Hercules came across a powerful being named Antaeus. The gigantic son of the Earth, Antaeus would wrestle all passerby to the death and built a temple to his father Poseidon from his victims skulls. Never shy to a challenge, Hercules obliged the giant, but soon found something was different about this foe. The more Hercules grappled, the stronger Antaeus became. Soon realizing that the giant was drawing power from contact with his mother, the Earth, Hercules used his immense strength to heave Antaeus off the ground. As the powerful giant struggled with all his godlike might, Hercules continued to squeeze his opponent in an a terrible vise-like grip. Eventually, the giant's life was gone, and his frightful reign was over.