Medusa’s Revenge (Self-Portrait With Progeny)
Constrained (mold grown) gourds, stain. Dimensions variable, roughly 32x34x12”
Medusa is a mythical hybrid woman, whose appearance was altered by Athena as punishment for having been raped in Athena's temple by Poseidon. I have surrounded my image (a gourd grown in a cast of my face) with some of my garden progeny, an ode to Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and our relationship with and reliance on other species to understand our complete nature.