Grey Jerry

Icons of Beauty

This series of paintings began rather frivolously when I painted “two lips” for an Ottawa Art Gallery Spring Art Show. It was then I realized just how frequently lips were used in advertising to symbolize ideals of beauty, sensuality, seduction and promises of a perfect life. It seemed to me the depiction of this image was similar to the attention and devotion given to images of sacred personages. Hence, the title “Icons of Beauty”, as represented by women who live in this community.

Jerry Grey