This series of paintings is named after an epic poem from the early fifth century AD by the Latin poet, Prudentius. Considered one of the most influential works in medieval allegory, the themes and ideas explored in the poem, Psychomachia, are timeless with its many verses being of great relevance even now.
The plot of the poem revolves around the battle between the virtues of Hope, Sobriety, Chastity and Humility against the vices of Pride, Wrath, Paganism and Avarice. This battle culminates with each virtue prevailing over its opposing vice, with Chastity defeating Lust, Anger surrendering to Patience and Love being victorious over Greed. In the poem, all the characters are portrayed as women because linguistically, Latin uses feminine pronouns when abstract concepts are being discussed.
The poem at its very core is about the eternal battle between good and evil.
This series is also an exploration of the battle between good and evil and all the things in between. Each painting is an invitation of self-exploration and discovery. Inspired by Greek mythology, the series takes its viewers on a journey within. The paintings portray mythological figures and fables in a new light, from a perspective that will leave the viewer asking poignant questions about life, love, values and the human condition.