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The Imminence of Love

© Copyright Alessandra Kelley

A painting, a massive waterfall takes up the entire background, its edges growing with glowing embers of trees, in the foreground an arched stone bridge, a woman dancing on one foot in the center, at each end of the bridge a support construction of beams and dark wooden rings

Aphrodite is the Greek god of human love and beauty. The Romans called her Venus.

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.