These assemblages were all made last year, so thought I’d post them together. I had a blast making these one day projects, a welcome change from the usual drawn-out process that my figurative work requires. I can’t wait for spring pruning when I can acquire more sticks and twigs.
Celluclay relief, 19″x19″.
I imagine monsters as beings capable of feeling a limited range of emotion. In Medusa’s case the sensation I wanted to capture was a mixture of intimidation, detachment with a hint of regret, brought on by a foolish mistake for which she had to pay dearly for the rest of her days. In her quieter moments she’d contemplate her past as a beautiful, desirable young girl, expecting a bright future, then robbed of it in an instance…what can be more painful, more enraging? And then she’d go blindly mad, turning into the ferocious beast, looking for revenge with a mission: to turn humans into stone, the same cold stone that was inside of her chest now. Now and forever, as not even the most terrible monster can turn back time or fate.