Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pan With Syrinx

Syrinx is a nymph who Pan, in his perpetual lust, sees and pursues. Trapped against a river, Syrinx begs the river nymphs to save her. They change her into hollow reeds. Pan cuts the reeds and fashions them into his pan-flute, which bears her name.

Syrinx is also the root of the word "syringe"

Commission for Kevin and Maureen. Kevin is the model.