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Triptychs are published once per season starting July 2015.
Aphrodite Apollo Ares Artemis Athena Demeter Dionysus Hades Hephaestus Hera Hermes Poseidon Zeus
The Olympians are 13 pen-and-ink triptychs paying homage to the 13 Olympians of the classic Greek pantheon and their cohorts. Each drawing also alludes to a profile from one's own past. Drawn in MacPherson's intensive freehand style, The Olympians is an exercise in patience and catharsis.



Exhibits & Press

• Out of the Blue Art Gallery, Cambridge MA (Aug 2015 - present)
• 2016 Berta Golahny Awards, Cambridge MA (Mar - May 2016)
• Coalitionofseekers.com, Matt MacPherson (3/16/2016) [link]
Aphrodite Series
Aphrodite
pen and ink on bristol paper, 9"x12"

Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty and nurturing. Desired and pursued since birth, she is wise beyond her years. She marries Hephaestus, the ugliest of the Olympians, who forges her beautiful jewelry in exchange for her companionship.

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Harmonia
pend and ink on bristol paper, 9"x12"

Harmonia is the goddess of civility and craft. The bipolar offspring of Ares and Aphrodite, she gifts a beautiful necklace to her suitors. It empowers those that worship her, and brings wrath to those who don't.

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Eros
pen and ink on bristol paper, 9"x12"

Eros is the god of lust and love. The son of Aphrodite and Hermes, he manipulates mortals for entertainment. He is a skilled archer, although reckless with his choice of targets.

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Apollo Series
Apollo
pen and ink on bristol paper, 9"x12"

Apollo is the god of light and truth. Unlike his twin sister Artemis, Apollo keeps predators at bay. His light exposes deception, and his presence brings unparalleled comfort.

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Orpheus
pen and ink on bristol paper, 9"x12"

Orpheus is the god of music and stagecraft. The son of Apollo and Calliope, Orpheus's ability to charm attracts an entourage of mortals. They follow him wherever he goes and, when the opportunity arises, make his lyrics reality.

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Asclepius
pen and ink on bristol paper, 9"x12"

Asclepius is the god of healing and longevity. The son of Apollo and Coronis, he carries a staff entwined by a snake who whispers only to him the secrets to eternal health.

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Ares Series
Ares
pen and ink on bristol paper, 9"x12"

Ares is the god of aggression and force. Unlike his pragmatic sister Athena, Ares acts on impulse. He is a powerful lover and ally, but only to those who submit to his will first.

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Deimos
pen and ink on bristol paper, 9"x12"

Deimos is the god of terror and hurry. He carries a spear of unmeasurable length, allowing him to menace his victims from even beyond the horizon.

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Phobos
pen and ink on bristol paper, 9"x12"

Phobos is the god of fear and smothering. Unlike Deimos, he is an intimate god who prefers proximity. His embrace causes trembling, and his stare causes paralysis.

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Artemis Series
Artemis
pen and ink on bristol paper, 9"x12"

Artemis is the goddess of the night and the wild. Her light invokes shadows, her call summons wolves, and her presence means danger.

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Cyclops
pen and ink on bristol paper, 9"x12"

Cyclops is the god of focus and strength. He conquers with a singular vision. So prized are his talents that other Olympians seek the weapons he forges, such as a bow for Artemis.

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Orion
pen and ink on bristol paper, 9"x12"

Orion is the god of perseverance and the hunt. Independent and reclusive, he shares his time only with the Goddess Dawn, who protects him from the creatures of the night.

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