Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Origin of the Sphinx

Here's a little painting I did fairly recently that I hadn't posted here:

The Origin of the Sphinx, 2009, acrylic on board, 8" x 10".

I've always been intrigued by the Sphinx, though I've never been to Giza, or even Egypt (yet). I downloaded a screensaver from National Geographic a while ago, which cycles through various photos of archaeological sites, & the Sphinx & pyramids are one of the images, so I see the image very often. Also, I recently read about a new book that suggests the Sphinx wasn't always a pharaoh-headed lion creature, and also possibly explains the water erosion that have made some people think that it is much older than previously thought. However, aside from all of that, here is my interpretation.

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