Vestiges I by Elena Green - 14 x 14 inches Signed ani art academy sexes drawing charcoal pastel paper figure portrait exhibition academic contemporary
Elena Green
B. 1978

Vestiges I

Charcoal and pastel on paper
14 x 14 inches

In Greek mythology, the vestigial siren is part-bird and part-woman whose song lures men to their destruction. Vestiges I traces the historical archetype of women as depicted in literature and art as dangerous seducer of men. In Vestiges I, beautiful bird-song is combined with physical beauty in order to subjugate and overcome the male victim.

Elena Green
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City