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Caerus - The Fleeting Moment

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 90X150CM

Caerus, the forever youthful Greek god who personifies opportunity and luck, had the ability to bring about favourable moments at his will, which were fleeting and quick to miss. He is immediately recognizable from his unique hairstyle that consisted of luscious locks of hair covering the front of his head while being completely bald at the back. Since Caerus was capable of running at great speed, it was difficult to capture him as there was nothing to grab on to, not even by the hair on the back of his head – a symbolic reminder of how hard it is to get hold of an opportunity that has just rushed by.

 

In this oeuvre, we see Caerus in deep contemplation as he gazes at his golden scales which measure the possibility of opportune moments. The golden wings on the heels of his feet grab the viewers’ attention, as if to remind them that in order to make the most of an opportunity, they should be prepared to be quick footed. While the vividly colourful wings on his back, not only add a dash of colour to the painting’s composition but also embolden the grandiosity of the Greek god’s appearance.  This artwork captures Caerus in a rare moment of stillness, allowing us to soak in his alluring presence and giving us some time to get ourselves prepared to seize any fleeting opportunities that might rush by…

Caerus - The Fleeting Moment

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 90X150CM

Caerus, the forever youthful Greek god who personifies opportunity and luck, had the ability to bring about favourable moments at his will, which were fleeting and quick to miss. He is immediately recognizable from his unique hairstyle that consisted of luscious locks of hair covering the front of his head while being completely bald at the back. Since Caerus was capable of running at great speed, it was difficult to capture him as there was nothing to grab on to, not even by the hair on the back of his head – a symbolic reminder of how hard it is to get hold of an opportunity that has just rushed by.

 

In this oeuvre, we see Caerus in deep contemplation as he gazes at his golden scales which measure the possibility of opportune moments. The golden wings on the heels of his feet grab the viewers’ attention, as if to remind them that in order to make the most of an opportunity, they should be prepared to be quick footed. While the vividly colourful wings on his back, not only add a dash of colour to the painting’s composition but also embolden the grandiosity of the Greek god’s appearance.  This artwork captures Caerus in a rare moment of stillness, allowing us to soak in his alluring presence and giving us some time to get ourselves prepared to seize any fleeting opportunities that might rush by…

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