Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Peafowl Widow

"The Peafowl Widow"
acrylic on birch panel
11 x 14 inches, oval, framed
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For Splendor Device's "Hell Hath No Fury" show at Rothick Art Haus

The female peacock (peafowl) may or may not have offered her husband (for revenge?) and is perched upon his skull, holding one of his feathers, while their babies look on.
The pincushion flowers represent widowhood, and the perilla leaves signify "role reversal" in Floriography.  The talisman she wears around her neck is the Protection from Attackers amulet.

The show is curated by Splendor Device and is themed around female wrath/rage and will be traveling to several local galleries.

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