Styx’s Lost Children

Created in 2022
Mixed media of acrylic paints and spray paint on canvas
60 x 60 cm (23.6" x 23.6")

Before children sang “cross my heart and hope to die”, the Greeks were swearing their oaths on the goddess and river Styx. Styx, meaning “shuddering”, and expressing a loathing of death reminds us of our delightfully melancholic sing song oath we so voluntarily gave as kids. I wonder what “shuddering oaths” the children of old swore to each other as they played under the Olympians watchful eyes.