Mixed-media artwork Narcissus by Kiki Mcgrath

Narcissus

Collage
Mixed-media, paper, vellum, charcoal
34 x 26"

A beautiful boy, Narcissus shuns all suitors. Echo falls in love with him but he humiliates her and runs away. Cursed by Echo to "love and suffer as he has made us suffer. Let him, like us, love and know it is hopeless." Narcissus falls in love with his reflection in a pond and dies, in place of his body Narcissus flowers grow.