30 x 40 cm | 11 x 15 in
Original painting in acrylic on linen.
Original painting in acrylic on canvas.
"This extremely detailed painting is inspired by ancient Greek mythology and the rich nature in the mountains of Northern Greece. The figure represented is Hecate, the ancient goddess of magic, the night and the moon. She is portrayed with three faces to symbolise the three stages of woman; the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone."
Falmouth University graduate, Annie Riga, harmonises the content of the otherworld - a place rife with nature, glittering stars, and fierce magic… with a more grounded realistic worldview, to create enigmatic visions.
Take for example, ’Sometimes We Are Not Sleeping', the deity-like subject of this piece finds themselves lost within an illuminous cosmos, though within this incomprehensible place, our subject begins to explore with composure and nobility.
Riga is intriguing for her use of the otherworld as a metaphor, but also her dazzling palette and unique mark-making.