Veiled Fortuna by Sharon Hourigan - 20 x 14 inches Signed ani art academy academic realist american girl
Sharon Hourigan
B. 1957

Veiled Fortuna

Charcoal and pastel on paper
20 x 14 inches

Fortuna, the Roman Goddess of luck, fate, and fortune, is represented here as a young woman almost entirely veiled. Only her face is revealed, illuminated by a distant yet dazzling light. This illumination reveals her beauty and represents truth, integrity, dreams realized, and love won. The veil represents fear, envy, greed, and loss, and obscures the beauty beneath. Veiled Fortuna reminds us that when our choices are driven by fear we are often gambling away our dreams.Veiled Fortuna is inspired by the work of my friend and great photographer Stephanie Makowski.

The artist
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City