Saturday, February 14, 2009


Daphne was inspired by the Greek myth about a woman who escaped a god's lecherous advances by turning into a tree. I've always assumed the myth itself was inspired by the ease with which one can perceive human bodies and features in trees and wood grain.

The two panels of alder, each about the size of a sheet of paper, are shallowly carved and lightly painted with gouache. The panels are unattached and changing their relationship to one another changes the expression of the eyes.

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