The Suppliant, latex paint on canvas, 48 x 36", 2018
The suppliant of antiquity sought protection or mercy at the alter of gods or at the feet of kings. The once great hero Iolaus, cousin and adventuring partner of Heracles, was one such suppliant portrayed in the play "The Heracleidae" by Euripedes. Now a refugee, with the endangered family of the deceased Heracles in toe, the aged man finds his last resort at the alter of Zeus near Athens. That perennial enemy of Heracles, Eurystheus has pursued the group all over Greece, threatening all who might give them respite. Will the king of Athens, a son of Theseus, or the gods help them in their plight, or will Iolaus find his old strength again?
The Brawler, latex paint on canvas, 36 x 48", 2018
Robust and powerful, this figure captures the moment a brawler throws a punch with the weight of his body behind, while guarding himself protectively with the other fist.