Scylla and Charybdis

Skylla und Charybdis

Strange how an idea takes on a life of its own: the painting began with the memory of JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the threateningly blazing eye of Sauron emerging from the darkness. But then the colors – black and white – became a ride on the waves between two canyons: Scylla and Charybdis from the Greek mythological world, no less threatening than the all-devouring Eye of Sauron. 

2021, Acrylic Paint on Canvas, 40×30 cm