Descriptionthis print is a graphic treatment of the famous statue dedicated to theseus and the minotaur from ancient greek mythology. The Minotaur, as the Greeks imagined him, was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man or, as described by Ovid, 'part man and part bull.' He dwelt at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction built for King Minos of Crete and designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus who were ordered to build it to hold the Minotaur. The historical site of Knossos, with over 1300 maze like compartments is identified as the site of the labyrinth. The Minotaur was eventually killed by Theseus, the son of Aegeas.
Earl Ferguson, beckley Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement hi, my name is earl ferguson, and i live in beckley, west virginia. i've been a professional graphic artist since i graduated from the art institute of pittsburgh in 1985. i worked for revolutionary comics (publisher of rock-n-roll comics) as a cover artist for years. i've done etchings on monuments, mostly specializing in full color portraits. i'm the official artist for the coal classic for which i do portraits for all the guest speakers which has included ( larry bird, dr. j, john elway, terry bradshaw, among many others)
i work full time as a graphic artist for a large screenprinting company while free lancing for other companies and publishers, such as doing clipart for digital solutions in tempe, az.
alot of my recent work reflects my love for ancient history, mostly rome and greece. most of my clipart is done in my comicbook style. i enjoy almost anything creative which has lead me to try many challenges such as designing basketball courts, statues, balloons, logos, portraits, billboards and banners, alittle of everything really.
i hope everyone will enjoy my prints and thank you for stopping by my gallery.