Piece description from the artist
Queen rules what is left of her land, a once great empire reduced to a small sand bar. She senses the approaching rainstorm, soon to engulf her tiny island.
Two sphinx guardians on her throne apprehensively scan the scene, a tangle of white roses grow around her frame. With all the pomp and circumstance of tradition, and with no one to acknowledge her royalty, the queen contemplates her present circumstance with gentle acceptance.
The style of the queen’s costume is a combination of Elizabethan and a lotus version of Thailand’s Great Crown of Victory.
No person can have any power without the participation of their subjects. Without that collective participation, they rule none but themselves.
The artwork of Skip Myers explores the world of dreams, symbolism, mythology, various religious belief systems, the human condition and our shared collective consciousness with all sentient beings. One art critic described him as an oneironaut, or one who explores alternative realities. These works are strongly influenced by personal stories, events from life painted on canvas, filtered through a process of organic abstraction and emotion, and built with vivid color and esoteric symbols.