Encaustic, Oil, PanPastel, and Graphite
26"w x 60"h (unframed)
34"w x 69"h (framed)
Paper, Mounted under museum glass, Wood frame
In ancient Greek mythology, roses were created by Aphrodite and have become a widely accepted symbol of love and adoration. This painting imagines the moment when Ulysses and Penelope were finally reunited, dancing as they did on their wedding night.
This piece was also inspired by my parents, their love of roses, my mother's love of red shoes, and the way my father used to sing, “Oh, how we danced on the night we were wed.”