Nyx, Fabric of the Universe

Nyx, Fabric of the Universe

Cropped detail from Nyx, Fabric of the Universe, (acrylic and mixed media) 71cm x 102 cm

The Orphic legends describe Nyx as living in the Underworld by day and returning at dusk. My painting ‘Nyx, Fabric of the Universe’ expresses the power and mystery of night, mother of all,  fabric of the universe, controlling the tides and draping the earth at dusk.

 

As explained in my introduction to the Aphrodite painting series, Aphrodite’s realms as mentioned in ancient Greek poetry are attributed to the sea, the sky and the land.  These realms enable ‘mixus’ (blending) of boundaries in many different ways (Cyrino, 2010).  In this painting, the nets provide a poetic allusion of Aphrodite’s attempts to bring couples together. The painting has been created with acrylic paint, thread, textiles and collagraph print.

 

 

 

Cyrino, M. S. (2010). Aphrodite. NY: Routledge.