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MYTH, EROS, TATTOO, SYMBOLISM, NUDE
'ROSE NEBULA LABYRINTH (VENUS TRANSIT)
OIL ON CANVAS
30" X 40" INCHES

The Rose Nebula Labyrinth compliments the painting the Butterfly Nebula reflecting the natural evolution of the Nebula picture cycle. The figures that were revealed to each other in the Butterfly Nebula now converge in sacred union enacting the 'herios gamos'. The scared male/female mytho-dynamism takes shape within the matrix of the rose the symbol for Venus. The doves also symbols associated with the Venus cult balance the pictorial energy as the gold and silver lines of the labyrinth trace the contours of the bodies to form the six petal rose which lies at the heart of the rose, in essence the rose within the rose.

The painting coinciding with the astronomical phenomena of the Venus Transit depicted in the lower left, is balanced by the orbit of the planet Venus around the Sun top right of the picture.