Cactus Gallery LA
PENIS ENVY (THE ICON OF) by artist Leonard Greco
Oil and gold leaf on panel, 16” x 12”
Initially conceived as part of an ongoing exploration of the Seven Deadly Sins, in this case Envy; this allegorical painting seemed equally suited to an exploration of Freudian analysis.
In the case of Envy, penis or otherwise, my intention was to cheekily depict the ceaseless drive we all seem to possess of coveting, desiring more and driving ourselves mad with comparison. In this case our hapless many-eyed hero cannot help to feel rather inadequate amidst the forest of thrusting saguaro.