Original Artwork Available
Acrylic on canvas 42" x 22"
45" x 25" framed in hardwood museum floater frame*
Stretcher frame and finish frame handmade by master craftsman
Cupid, the eternal bad boy of eros (and Eros, appropriately enough, is one of his other names), frequently rears his head when the mind/body problem is discussed outside of philosophy. But in this extraordinarily detailed picture by Nathan Spoor, the winged archer's head (indeed, his very presence) seems of secondary importance to the overall scheme of design. There is an act of worship being performed by identically matched devotees on either side of the ethereal messenger; the two figures raising their hands in salutary fashion. Directly above the object of devotion is an anatomical fantasy or nightmare; a developing embryo within a facial "sheath" and beneath a cerebral tangle that's obviously keeping its thoughts to itself. And surrounding all are the faintly discernible hills and towers of some unknown land or kingdom.
Not your average valentine, no.