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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.