Divine Fury is the first painting from my Furies trilogy. It is a historical painting. It is about plots and events which, although ancient, still affect our present day life. It is about the capturing of that divine part of every woman, the attempt to tame her and so eradicate the fury within.
Part 2: Fury Rising
The Fury, previously shut up and shut off, rises to remove some of the most powerful sources of mass-delusion. Those that affect almost every adult man or woman today, either directly or indirectly. Those that attack when the pray is young and pour billions into brainwashing. They misrepresent and depreciate the female body, they spread disinformation about love and sexuality, and generally spread hogwash in regards to what is supposed to matter in life.
Part 3: Furyless – The Golden Middle
We associate the word ‘fury’ with extreme anger or wrath, yet the mythological Furies were goddesses of justice and not insanely wrathful female creatures. At the core of the fury lies a need for balance and harmony. The striving for the golden middle. Under such circumstances the true Fury holds no grudge nor spite; she is then a blissful and just ruler with a mission fulfilled.
I painted the third of the furies only in order for the first two to not be taken out of context. Anything can be taken out of context, and interpreted at will, any time… Let’s just say, in this particular case, it felt important to add this piece to the puzzle.
Visually and technically, it is the weakest of the three paintings. While that does still bother me, it obviously didn’t bug me enough to redo it.