Evolution of A Myth No. 8
Orpheus, Eurydice and Christus in the Underworld.

© Michael Price Inc.
Gold leaf, natural and mineral pigments in casein distemper,
Strasbourg turpentine and oil on linen on panel.
150 x 117 cm / 59 x 46.1 ins.
Orpheus, Eurydice and Christus
in the Underworld

If only the rain would drip from a tree
and dissolve a never-ending dream.
The underworld's darkness reigns supreme
its colour for no mortal to see.

Orpheus led the way unable to play
his lyre should he unleash his nightmare
on Eurydice, whose silence would prey
on his resolve bound by the god's request.

A poor prophet could only stand and stare
bearing his cross like a conjugal quest
full of hope on the eternal ascent
unaware Orpheus could not repent.

Eurydice screamed and was blown away
as Orpheus turned and asked her to stay.