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Eddy A. Lopez, The Myth of Dirce, Mixed Media, 2011
Myth of Dirce
Mixed Media
4' x 10'
2011

The Myth of Dirce is a commentary on the archaic nature of crime and punishment in the United States. In particular, this work is about women executed and awaiting execution- the prints hang from the horns of a steer skull, reflecting the original Greek myth of Dirce, the wife of Lycus and aunt of Antiope, who was killed by being tied to the horns of a raging wild bull as punishment for her misdeeds.