This is an oil painting of an abstracted, androgynous figure wreathed by brambles and vines.

Pierced Monarch

Original available, oil on wood, 18×24″, $3500

11×14″ print available here.

In this painting, I wanted to play with “piercing”: the gaze, the thorns, the needles. My favorite part of this piece, besides the androgyny, is the blending of the bones of the hand, with the cheekbone, eye socket and jaw.

The wonderful Celtic musician, Heather Dale, used this piece as the cover of her album, Fairytale.

I’ve been told the portrait of this androgynous prince(ss?)reminds people of a monster from Pan’s Labyrinth. Guillermo del Toro and I must vacation on the same planet!