About the Artwork
Ocypete (“the swift wing”) was one of the three harpies of Greek mythology, along with Aello and Calaeno. Half-woman and half-bird, the Harpies were creatures employed by the higher gods to carry out the punishment of crime. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want this gal swooping down at me.
Harpies were seen as the personification of the destructive nature of wind. So, I wanted to portray a sense of movement with this one. Harpies of mythology can traditionally quite a bit less beautiful than this. However, I wanted to portray her as a lovely, airborne warrior.
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Painted in Adobe Photoshop