Portrait o the Artist as Jason Picture

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Portrait of the Artist as Jason, 2011. 16" x 25". Acrylic, oil stick, pencil, wax on wood planks.

This painting is another in an artistic cycle inspired by the Jason and the Argonauts mythology of ancient Greece that I have been preoccupied with. In the story Jason goes off in search of the Golden Fleece, the fabled pelt from a flying ram, to legitimize his rightful place on his father's usurped throne. There are links between Jason and I in my trying to legitimize my place in the art world. We both have embarked on a quest to substantiate a life we feel can be ours. In the portrait Jason seems to peer off into the nebulous distance from his ship, Argo, trying to ascertain his future.
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