Dance of the Reeds





© Eva-Maria Ruhl, 2011

An earlier painting, "Cattail", is now part of this triptych headed for the Delaware Art Museum.


The reed symbolizes humility. In Greek mythology, the nymph Syrinx, known for her chastity, was pursued by the amorous Greek god Pan. She ran to the river, where the river nymphs transformed her into hollow water reeds that made a haunting sound when Pan blew his frustrated breath across them. Pan cut the reeds to fashion his pan pipes or “syrinx.” Pre-Raphaelite artist, Arthur Hacker’s Syrinx inspired this painting.




The exhibit
BEYOND WORDS: THE SYMBOLIC LANGUAGE OF PLANTS
is online here

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