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Eros and Psyche

© Copyright Alessandra Kelley

Psyche and a shadowed Eros, both winged, float in front of a field of blue butterflies

Psyche is the Greek god of the human soul and mind. Often depicted with butterfly wings, she attains divinity by wedding Eros, primordial god of love.

This painting is a part of "Second Sights: The Art of Presence", an ongoing project.

"Second Sights" takes inspiration from the classical Greek gods to spur thought and expand our culture's ideas of human beauty and clothing.

The project blends panel painting, clothing design and construction, and textile painting. Each god addressed in the "Second Sights" project has a painting and an outfit, sometimes more than one.

Click here to see the accompanying garments.

Click here for the project gallery.