Eight Graces

Eight Graces deals with different kinds of survival stories involving gods and human beings. The Graces (Charites) are Aphrodite’s assistants who represent fertility and charm. There have been several versions and combinations of the Graces in different times and in different parts on Ancient Greece. If we consider them all, they are eight, each one with her own name. I introduce the Graces as independent and separate characters, but I also picture certain ever-changing uniform powers they build up together as a whole. My interpretation of the Graces seeks human and empowering figures in which people can easily recognise themselves. They symbolise the individual and diverse strengths and powers within each person.

Eight Graces
Eight Graces, 150 x 300 cm, 2017

 

Persuasion
Persuasion, 30 x 21 cm, 2017
Growth
Growth, 30 x 21 cm, 2017
Queen
Queen, 30 x 21 cm, 2017

 

Poseidon
Poseidon, 135 x 100 cm, 2017

 

Mirth
Mirth, 91 x 61 cm, 2016
Good Cheer
Good Cheer, 91 x 61 cm, 2016
Splendor
Splendor, 91 x 61 cm, 2016

 

Balance
Balance, 120 x 146 cm, 2016

 

Aphrodite and Holding
Aphrodite and Holding, 180 x 120 cm, 2016

 

Hestia and Protection
Hestia and Protection, 100 x 97 cm, 2016

 

Phoenix
Phoenix, 150 x 100 cm, 2015

 

Gathering
Gathering, 140 x 93 cm, 2016

 

Roots
Roots, 150 x 100 cm, 2016

 

 

© Aino Keinänen