Sailing with Dionysus Picture

acrylic on cement

In Greek mythology, Dionysus was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy. In tribute to Dionysus, I painted this masterpiece completely drunk.

The piece was painted on a 200cm diameter cement table top, designed to give the impression of a Greek plate. Since the table is on the rooftop patio of the home over looking the Gulf of Mexico, I wanted there to be a connection with the sea and drink.

I really wanted to create a surreal experience: to sit at a table that is a massive plate, with Dionysus, over looking the sea on a rooftop that looks like a boat.

Commissioned by Ivonne Trujillo
located in Chelem, Yucatan, Mexico
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