Often I’m asked where I find my inspiration, so I thought I would share the impetus for my “Ripped” series.
For 6 weeks in 2009, I was in Pompeii as a visiting artist on a college archeological dig to see the ruins first hand. We had the advantage of accessing areas that were off limits to the general public.
Those memories, almost 6 years ago, have become my inspiration for this series. Â Not wanting to paint the literal ruins, I began to see how I could use fruit to show all the faucets of the ruins. Â I want to explore the fresh & new, fragments, protected & unprotected as well as, the effects of time. While most artists struggle for inspiration from time to time, luckily for me, it was a place of ruins that I found mine.
The three graces, all sisters, are the daughters of Zeus and Euryeome or Hera.