NIGHT RIDE TO LOVERS ROCK is a vanitas work depicting the individual and circular need for sexual fulfilment within our routine.
The ancient ‘Baetyl’ or Lovers Rock is a sacred stone that was kept by Aphrodite near her temple at Palaeopaphos. Specifically, it was visited by those seeking the pleasures that come with heightened virility and desire. After dark is one of the most frequent time-spaces for encounters and coital activities.
The horse riding characters provide an urgency of movement and imply ever-changing players within the same life process. Also, a small but significant reminder included here shows the moon in waning crescent phase reminding us of the rhythm in the passing of time and our own mortality.
Implying maybe, we must just get in the saddle and get on with it.
NIGHT RIDE AT LOVERS ROCK 2020 Digital Painting Archival Gicleé Limited Edition of 50 Prints. By London-based artist, EDWIN PHILPOTT and printed on Giclée Hahnemühle Photo Rag