Sierenes

2019, oil stick on tea towel, 35 x 21 in (88.9 x 53.34 cm)

In ancient Mediterranean cultures, mythological Sirens were depicted as hybrid creatures with the body of a bird and the head of a human. In the Middle Ages, the spread of Christianity throughout Europe saw the Sirens morph from bird-women into a kind of fish, simultaneously embodying fears of the sea and autonomous female sexuality. This drawing intervention is a tongue-in-cheek return of the Sirens to their avian form.