Oedipus and the Sphinx

Painting of Oedipus and the Sphinx, for Illustration I. I decided to do my own spin on the topic and make the piece have a sexual tone, relating to erotic asphyxation. The Sphinx's name comes from the word originally meaning "strangler" and killed her victims by strangulation. Was thinking of Moreau's piece on the subject, as well as Ingres's sphinx.

Done on a piece of gessoed chip board prepped in high school, 14"x18"

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