The sphinx is a devouring monster, half human, half animal. I see it a a symbol of female empowerment: The aggressive sexuality, the confidence, fearlessness, and unwillingness to not be taken seriously. The primal woman, the archaic priestess of blood and obscenity, the sphinx.
In my search for visual forms, I consolidate the exchange between my personal gaze as an artist, and the narrative contained within the subject. What I look for in this narrative is the representation of not only a catharsis, but also the revelation of a hidden identity: It is not the pose, product of training or repetition. The body become an instrument of expression; anatomy becomes language.