Encaustic, Oil, PanPastel, and Graphite
26”w x 40.5”h (unframed)
36”w x 48”h (framed)
Paper, Mounted under museum glass, Wood frame

Martin Sharp took many creative licenses with his poem, "Tales of Brave Ulysses," and embellished an intoxicating love affair between Ulysses and Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexual love and beauty. “Her name is Aphrodite, and she rides a crimson shell, and you know you cannot leave her, for you touched the distant sands….” Here, she is painted in a boat shell on top of a rhino island, with underwater footprints that beckon Ulysses to follow.

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