[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa.]
NAXOS, Ariadne F. (born 1959)
Fortress of Solitude
oil on canvas / 16 inches by 16 inches
The title suggests a connection with Kal-El, a fictional character from popular culture better known as Clark Kent. But the image itself is more reminiscent of the conclusion of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the creature’s trek north into the arctic and oblivion. Ms Naxos attended the Atelier Fusilli in Rome where she studied with Sergio Carbonara.
This and another of her works have been given to the collection in honor of the “Baron Corvo Festival” held at Northwest Iowa Normal College in 1913 — with the hope that it will be staged again soon.