Stevie Shao - Orthrus
24"x30", Gouache and latex paint on hand shaped plywood
'Two Headed Dog' or 'Orthrus' is a guard dog whose greek name loosely translates to 'morning twilight' or 'starlight'
Orthrus is hardly seen depicted besides the story of Heracles 12 labors, where he is dying or pierced by arrows. In this piece Orthrus is shown in his prime, bounding with mouths ajar, sparkling fur and glowing eyes full of vitality.