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Memory is the colour of ash - study 4 Drawing

Masked Sphinx

United Kingdom

Drawing, Ballpoint Pen on Canvas

Size: 22 W x 14 H x 1 D in

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Originally listed for $610
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Creating and re-defining Myths Pussy Willow, Orchid, Milkweed, Human Hair, Physalis alkekengi Finding a lime green Orchid was the starting point for storytelling in these assemblages. In time, the dead matter will turn ashen like the images. Orchid - Orchis attacked a priestess during a celebration and tried to rape her. The punishment was death and he was ripped apart by beasts. After, orchids arose which included a testament to the male reproductive organs. Milkweed – (Asclepias) derives from the Greek God of healing, Asclepius, who was such a skilled healer that legend said he could raise the dead. Willow - Circe was known for her knowledge of potions and herbs and had a riverside cemetery with willow trees dedicated to the goddess Hecate. Male corpses were left exposed in the tops of the trees for the elements to claim and birds to eat. Contemporary myths have become a substitute in the search for meaning which other generations sought in more expansive and significant ways when knowledge of the origins of the world and evolution was scarce. We no longer face uncharted oceans and unexplored continents as we look to the universe, space and time to explore with uncounted problems to solve and infinite possibilities to seek.

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Drawing:Ballpoint Pen on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:22 W x 14 H x 1 D in

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Masked Sphinx (Melissa Budasz) studied fine art painting at Camberwell and Norwich Art Schools (1997) and lives and works in Kent. She has curated and exhibited in several large-scale projects, events, and exhibitions including Personal Structures organised by the European Cultural Centre (EEC) at Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy (2024), the Uniqlo Tate Lates, Tate Modern (2018), a solo exhibition at Conway Hall, London (2017), and in group shows that include the Gerald Moore Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Guys Hospital and the Stephen Lawrence Centre. She ran South London Women Artists (2013-2016) and during this time she was the founder and editor of ArtVerve, a journal on women’s art (2014-2017).

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