Amazons

An exhibition of oil paintings, drawings and monoprints drawn from the artist's research into the archaic Greek narratives of the nation of warrior women known as Amazons.

Amazon Queens
Oil, 76 x 75 cm
SOLD

The Amazon nations developed a practical two-queen system, each queen alternately presiding over home affairs whilst the other undertook military leadership.

Amazon III
Oil pastel/gouache
38 x 48 cm
$350

Amazon as hunter. Diet of meat, fruits, mare's milk and honey.

Amazon II
Oil, 76 x 76 cm
$1000

The horse became the totem animal of the Amazons, with its symbolic associations of fertility, strength, speed and madness.

Amazon and Child
Oil, 76 x 76 cm
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The Amazons kept annual fertility assignations with the men of neighbouring tribes. Female children born of these brief unions were raised and trained as warriors.

The Queen's Girdle
Oil pastel/gouache
44 x 56 cm
$350

The girdle or belt was not a symbol of virginity, but of the unmarried state. Permanent emotional ties were forbidden.

Amazon Magic
Oil, 76 x 76 cm
$1000

Rites and sacrifices demonstrated the Amazons' profound magical connection with the horse.

Amazon Child
Oil pastel/gouache
SOLD

Girl-child anticipating her life as Amazon warrior.

Amazon and Griffin II
Oil, 107 x 152 cm
$1500

The horse - symbol of fertility and life - was the natural prey of the griffin, representative of death and winged fear. Amazons became famous as slayers of the griffins.

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Early Work