Hermes Disguised as Ganesha. Front. Mixed Media-hand-made and blotter papers, cork, canvas, gouache, metallic oils, inks. 15 x 24 x 8. Hermes is patron of travelers and athletes, bringer of sleep and dreams. He is a trickster and stands at crossroads, holding a coin-filled purse in his hands.
Hermes, Disguised as Ganesha. Back view with wooden base.
Poem written on back: On golden sandals, with / Shaply wings over your ears, / come to me, Trickster. / Come during my sleep. Wedge / Yourself next to my ribs./ Be the landlord of my bed. / Ravish me, / a mere mortal.
Hermes Disguised as Ganesha. Detail inside. Hermes is a mercurial messenger.