T. BUDGE HYDE

NEW WORK: Cassandra

Cassandra 1, 2013, 72x100, mixed media on canvas Cassandra 2, 2013, 72x100, mixed media on canvas Cassandra 3, 2013, 72x150, mixed media on canvas Cassandra 4, 2013, 72x100, mixed media on canvas Cassandra 5, 2013, 72x100, mixed media on canvas Cassandra 6, 2013, 72x150, mixed media on canvas Cassandra 7, 2013, 72x100, mixed media on canvas Cassandra 8, 2013, 72x100, mixed media on canvas Cassandra 9, 2013, 72x150, mixed media on canvas Cassandra 10, 2013, 72x100, mixed media on canvas

Cassandra Goddess of Prophesy & Myth

The series is a visual equivalent of a Greek Tragedy and consequence of the special gift given to Cassandra from Apollo, allowing her the extraordinary ability to prophesy future events. Once in possession of this gift she refuses Apollo's advances and the follow up is an inevitable curse on her prophetic announcements. The images appear in the paintings as convoluted labyrinthine fragments suggesting a denigration of female identity and compromise.

Medium: Mixed media on canvas

Process: Digitally photographed layers from paintings in progress. Selected images from various stages printed on archival heavyweight paper and adhered to a larger canvas surface.

Format: Diptych & Triptych

Size: Each panel 72 x 50 inches