My obsession with mythology dates all the way back to Secondary School.
I remember being given an art project based on Mythology, and the first thing that sprang to mind was the Medusa! A monstrous creature with the face of a woman and a head of venomous snakes for hair. Anyone brave enough to gaze into her eyes turned to stone.
She must have had a hard time dating... eek...
Ironically I ended up making her out of stone, well, clay to be precise.
It was one of my proudest creations and I wish every day that I hadn't of left it in school.
While I opted to make her terrifying with melted marbles running down her crying face, Javier Pinon seems to look at her in a much brighter light. The Brooklyn based Artist uses mixed media & collage to portray the Medusa as a series of Gorgeous, rambunctious women.
I love these so much... it's ridiculous!
It's a nice change from the usual gloomy, dark portrayals.