Myths, Platitudes and Sound Bites
The myth of Leda and the Swan tells of Zeus, the king of the Gods, transforming himself into a swan and having intimate relations with the Queen Leda. While often depicted as a loving act, the artist speculates that this may have been less than a concentual union.
This Leda and the Swan was inspired by the Mike Tyson rape trial in Indianapolis, during which the trial lawyer asked Mike if he heard his victim say “no?” Nancy Reagan had a similar hollow take with regard to drugs…”Just Say No.” In either case, did it carry weight?
Note: While not represented here, the words “Just Say No” are part of the fabric on the base of this piece in small repeated letters.