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Moonwatch

© Copyright Alessandra Kelley

A painting of a dark-haired woman in the artemis garments on board a ship, the moon reflecting a path to her and the ocean rising bhind her raised hand

Artemis is the Greek god of the hunt, of borders between civilization and the wild, of the moon, of children and childbirth and women. The Romans called her Diana.

Although she is most often associated with forests and mountains, I chose to depict her as a tidal force with the power of the moon behind her.

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.