‘Cape Siren’ is the fourth in a series of works by Taaffe with imaginary capes in the title. ‘Cape Siren’ features decorative motifs used by the native population of western Canada, where capes are a dominant geographical feature. Forms from this shamanic culture are alternated with Chinese heads and heads of mermaids and sirens of Greco-Roman origin. This work was donated as a heritage gift to IMMA’s collection in 2008.
|Medium||Mixed media on linen|
|Dimensions||297.8 x 246.7 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Heritage Gift by Lochlann and Brenda Quinn, 2008|
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