WAITING FOR ORPHEUS     50×60″  acrylic on canvas    1998

Orpheus was the god of music and the arts in the Greek Pantheon, who married Eurydice

only to have her stolen by Hades and taken to the underworld. The scene here is

an imperfect man with offerings of a goose and a glass of golden elixer (scotch). The

goose wears the Caduceus, the symbol of medicine. The other “waiters” for Orpheus

return are two puppets and a bluejay. The sacred circle of the manhole surrounded

by poles with attached “Clooties” and four sacred stones gives seriousness to their