Michael C. Spafford: Myths and Metaphors
September 11 – November 6, 1999
Michael C. Spafford is a Seattle painter, printmaker, and professor emeritus from the University of Washington. Since the early 1960s, Spafford has focused on themes from Greek and Roman mythology in his art. Whether he is exploring the Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs, Europa and the Bull, Twelve Labors of Hercules, or Leda and the Swan, classical mythology has provided him with a host of metaphors to examine issues of emotional and physical struggle and conflict.