Birth of Venus
74″ x 46″ x 10″ • molded fabric, acrylic paint, mounted on stretched canvas
36″ x 72″ x 10″ • fabric and acrylic
(This art, like all my “New Work,” was created from a single sheet of fabric formed over a live model.)
Upon experiencing this art in person, international artist Darrell Anderson recited to me Maya Angelou’s poem Still I Rise. Indeed this art piece is a powerful illustration of that story. It was intended as a modern day twist on the Birth of Venus by artist Sandro Botticelli, mid-1480’s.