The story of Pegasus is closely woven with that of the Muses, inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. In many ways, the legend of Pegasus mirrors the journey of the artist: from the birth and freedom of creation, to the taming of ideas which give way to the pitfalls of arrogance. In the end, perhaps fate decides whether the mark of the artist remains, maybe even written in the stars.
The Greek hero Bellepheron tames Pegasus using a golden bridle gifted to him by the goddess Athena. They are then able to kill the dreaded Chimera (a creature with 3 heads) that is terrorizing the village of Lycia.
Title: Bridled Victory
Medium: Wire, clay, aluminium, brass, paper, wood, acrylic
Size: 20in tall
This is part of the "Flying Solo" exhibition series.