Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ALECTO (New drawing)

muse : Joie Iacono

Alecto is one of the Furies or Erinyes or Eumenides (kindly ones) in Greek mythology. Alecto's name means 'the never ending' in anger.

I decided to create this triptyque of Advengers  after certain painful events that in a way affected me considerably .For the creation of this last piece i was inspired not only by the history of these gorgons but also in my current state that I would describe as a sort of "renaissance" , that's why I wanted to add some sort of Ouroboros in Alecto's hair ,the Ouroboros often represents self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end (compare with phoenix). 
It can also represent the idea of primordial unity related to something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished.

The Erinyes were formed when the blood of Uranus fell on Gaia when the son of Uranus, Cronus, killed him. The Furies pursued particularly heinous criminals and drove them mad. Their most famous victim was Orestes, whose crime was matricide.
The names of the other Erinyes were Tisiphone and Megaira. the Erinyes are described as dark, not quite women, not quite Gorgons (Medusas), featherless, with rheumy eyes .

This drawing is dedicated to the women of Ciudad Juarez and all women in the world who suffer from any kind of injustice .