Minotaur Picture

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This image was inspired by the classic Greek myth called ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’.

Unlike the stereotypical depictions of a gruesome, mindless, monstrous beast, I wanted to depict a different vision. I hope you like it!

Traumatised by his deformity, the rejection from his mother and the acts of cannibalism he is forced to commit; the Minotaur is a prisoner within a black labyrinth, a broken creature, full of sorrow, shame and isolation.

The decision to hide the Minotaur’s iconic face was made partly to entice the idea that what you don’t see can sometimes be more effective.

It's been great to get back to doing some mythology artwork. A whole year has past since I've been able to paint anything personal! This image is part of my longterm plan to create an art book based on myths and legends.

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