Love on the Rocks is an original framed pen drawing by Kim Curtis depicting characters from Greek Mythology. They feature in a number of Greek and Roman myths, most notably in Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey. In this story, Odysseus is pre-warned about the dangers of hearing their enchanting song but remains curious. In order to hear them without endangering their voyage, he orders his men to tie him to the mast and plug their own ears. By doing this, they are able to navigate past the island of the Sirens without falling into their trap.
The Sirens were legendary creatures that lured men to their deaths with beautiful, enchanting music. This illustration shows them singing to entice the sailors on the ship on the distant horizon.
The drawing is executed in black fineliners and brush pens on hot pressed watercolour paper. The dark wood frame in which the drawing is presented is glazed and complete with fixings ready for hanging.
Easel not included. Watermark shown does not appear on the painting. Dimensions given, below, are the outer measurements of the frame.
Dimensions 860mm x 320mm x 30mm