The Muses

Series: Interior Frames

Dark, intimate and distant, the three Muses embody ideals defining 'woman' from mythology and antiquity, and seen in contemporary sculptures by Paolini and Kiefer among others.  Adopting a duplicitous form – the feminist symbol, the male Phallus, and the Pawn in the game of chess, the Muses suppress individual differences and strike a collective pose.  In classical triangular composition, multiples of three repeat in feet and long legs, gaining presence and strength in numbers.  Beauty appears under restraint and is reflected in the eye of the beholder.