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Birth Of Venus

(cell vinyl and egg tempera on wood panel) 30"x41" 2002 This favorite subject for centuries of painters illustrates the origin of this legendary beauty. Typically flanked by 2 secondary figures, I chose Johnny and Deedee Ramone for my version. The neolithic fertility sculpture Venus of Willendorf, is perched on her shoulder. The lighthearted mood is further expanded by flies swarming into her mouth, establishing her pedegree as a famous fly trap.