OBVERSE PAINTINGS

by Fred Chuang




ONDINE
36" x 48"
 
This is one of the four paintings I created immediately after the Katrina tragedy.  Though none of the litter represented the Big Muddy, they were united by the representation of watery distress.  Oddly, two of the four represented European, feminine ideas, the other two were a bit more abstract and vaguely masculine.  Ondine is a European, fresh-water siren--like a rhine maiden.  The sister painting, represented Ophelia from Hamlet.