Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses betray a certain Japanese influence. They are flat, two-dimensional and narrowly vertical like a Japanese screen. Aubrey Beardsley has also been an influence throughout my career ever since as a youngster large prints of his decorated many a student’s wall in the 1970s. Some of the images were carried out in collaboration with sculptor Giorgio Bevignani. Another influence has been musical, Metamorphosen by Richard Strauss one of my favourite composers.


Medusa

Medusa 2013 "Nature, red in tooth and claw", these lines by Tennyson describe man's primeval fear of nature. The jellyfish has neither tooth nor claw, it is not even a fish, but it is a pretty...

Pomona

  The most famous Metamorphoses are those written by the Latin poet Ovid illustrating Greek myths and a source for countless artists, poets, painters and sculptors.

Chrysalis

Metamorphosis 2013 When Valeria Saporetti awoke the morning of 12 March 2013 from troubled dreams she found herself transformed What has happened to me?" she thought. It was no dream.* Mermaid...

Nike

  The most famous Metamorphoses are those written by the Latin poet Ovid illustrating Greek myths and a source for countless artists, poets, painters and sculptors.

Daphne

Daphne 1995 In Ovid's Metamorphoses, Apollo, the god of music and poetry, was afflicted by an infatuation for the beautiful nymph Daphne. He pursued her relentlessly until, unable to escape his...

Peonia

    The most famous Metamorphoses are those written by the Latin poet Ovid illustrating Greek myths and a source for countless artists, poets, painters and sculptors.

Nymphaea

Nymphaea 1990 The Sacred Blue lily of the Nile is a plant of extraordinary beauty, with an exquisitely perfumed flower of brief duration and mild narcotic, even aphrodisiacal properties, so it is...

Arbor Vitae

  The most famous Metamorphoses are those written by the Latin poet Ovid illustrating Greek myths and a source for countless artists, poets, painters and sculptors.

Camelia

  The most famous Metamorphoses are those written by the Latin poet Ovid illustrating Greek myths and a source for countless artists, poets, painters and sculptors.