Created to honor a friend of the artist who died from bone cancer, the painting is based on the ancient Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. After losing his lover, Eurydice, to the Underworld, Orpheus is permitted to retrieve her—on the condition that he does not look back while traveling to the upper world. He fails the test and must accept his loss. Published previously on cover of “Travels on the Night Sea,” September 2011.
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