Leuce - screen print Picture

Screenprint on poplar wood, five layers. The printed area is about 7”x7”

Leuce, or Leuka, was a sea nymph in Greek Mythology who was transformed into a poplar tree. When Heracles wore a wreath of poplar leaves, the sides which touched his head became white and glossy from his sweat.

Pictured here is the Poplar Hawk Moth, whose larvae feed on the leaves of the tree.

Biology devours mythology.

I wanted to create an image that related to the material I was printing on. Poplar Hawk Moths are really quite stunning: [link]
A. F. Gorguet Heracles and the Hydra
Heracles redisign (filtered pencil)
Leuce - screen print
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