This piece is the final culmination of a roundabout kind of journey.
It began with a collector's suggestion - "paint the Lola version of Leda and the Swan" (a daunting task, but I am always up for a challenge). The suggestion prompted a visual exploration of the many ways this myth has been represented. And another exploration of the myth itself, the controversy surrounding it and the ways its original meaning has often been softened and blurred from an act of assault to one of seduction. And then a lot of mulling over how to Lola-fy this tangled subject (both visual subject and story subject).
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