"Around the deep-blue spring, with dainty feet, they dance..."
Free, dancing in the nude, defying the sun and the stars, in Delia Hamer marvelous new series the KARYATIDES, the antic maidens expresses a pure celebration of life.
On stage, the eternal dance of the muses is at play, ecstatic and powerful, the women intoxicated in a rapturous self-possession. They broke loose from the stone. The outside world has ceased to exist, the cyclopeans muses occupy the whole frame, and only the trance remains.
Hamer's long and singular research on mythology and the representation of woman nude is taking with the KARYATIDES series a more radical turn. By fully embracing the antic language of forms, Hamer appeals to the spiritual power of the figuration.To us her KARYATIDES do more than depicting the lost mysteries of Artemis, they are the mysteries.