Tina Thomas, created in Austin, Texas, ~ 1986-1990
Acrylic on canvas
Donated by Susan Grant
A blood curdling scream from the fires below. A lost soul cries out in agony, eyes upward, forever to be taunted by the reclining though erect satyr, a spitting image of the Barberini Faun, who is just out of reach. This brilliant reworking of one of Art's oldest subjects -- recasting the cloven hoofed, behorned one into a youthful virile stud is a refreshingly original treatment of an age-old theme.