Archival pigment print
23.5 x 23.5 inch on Hahnemühle paper
Signed and numbered, edition of 9 (plus 3 Artist Proofs, 2 Test Proofs)
This is my depiction of a statue that is considered the symbol of Venice, a winged lion that towers over the Piazza San Marco. This ancient bronze statue originally portrayed a griffin, tracing back to around 300 B.C. in Cilicia (in what is present-day Turkey.) Centuries later in Medieval Venice it came to embody an entirely different cultural and symbolic meaning. The statue strikes me as feeling strangely contemporary, as if it contains something within that transcends the codification of any particular people or time.
Lion of Venice
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