Monday, January 10, 2005

Tmomma asked for it

Since Ms. Tmomma asked to see more of my paintings from before 2005...

Elliott Smith Goes to Heaven

Elliott Smith Goes to Heaven.
Acrylic on canvas, 14" x 11", 2004.
The handwritten text is lyrics from an Elliott Smith song: I'll sing the praises of my maker's name / Like I was as good as she made me / And I wanted her to tell me that she would never wake me.

Nepthis Seduces Osiris

Nepthis Seduces Osiris.
Acrylic on canvas, 14" x 11", 2004.
I have also found her name spelled Nephthys, Nebet-het, and Nebt-het. In Egyptian mythology Nepthis is a goddess and the sister of the goddess Isis. Isis is wife of the god Osiris. Osiris is always depicted with green skin because he is the god of rebirth. So, I happened upon this myth about how Nepthis wanted a child, so she disguised herself by putting a basket over her head and seduced Osiris. I guess she tricked him? I thought this story was pretty hilarious. We are to believe that Osiris, merciful judge of the dead and grantor of all vegetative life, could not tell the difference between his own wife and his sister-in-law with a basket on her head.

Thought Woman

Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30", 2004.
I wrote about this painting here.

Lust - 2004

Acrylic on canvas, 2004.

Betsey and The Whale

Betsey and The Whale.
Acrylic on canvas, 2004.

Does This Dress Make Me Look Fertile?

Does This Dress Make Me Look Fertile?
Acrylic on canvas, 2003.

Hole Heart - destroyed

Hole Heart.
Acrylic on canvas, 2003.
(This painting was destroyed.)

Romulus and Remus

Romulus and Remus.
Acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10", 2005.
The subtitle could be: how to gross out my mom. Please explain how she, herself, can be a twin and not be familiar with the myth about the founding of Rome. Romulus and Remus were thrown into the Tiber River because of a prophesy--babies are always being abandoned in Roman mythology because of prophesy--that they would overthrow Amulius as king. But the river gods saved the babies and cared for them. They were nursed by a wolf, Lupa, and later a shepherd took them in.

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