SO TIRED OF THIS SHIT

2015  :  52 x 52cm  :  cotton thread on cotton

 

Medusa had a really shitty time of it (even for a character in Greek Mythology). She was so beautiful that she "asked" to get raped by Poseidon, then was punished by Athena by being turned into a horrific monster because she had the audacity to fall victim to it in her temple. Some of her sisters stood by her side and for that they were also doomed to share her fate. They fled to the farthest corner of the Earth to escape the hoards of "brave warriors" who made it their mission to slaughter Medusa for being a monster. It kind of seemed like everyone was entitled to define who she was except herself.

 

Part of REMOH

REMOH is a project stemming from a lifelong interest in Ancient Greek mythology. Using the often overlooked female characters from these stories, new (often tongue-in-cheek) interpretations are put forward, pondering modern female identity, relationships and sexuality.

This piece is based on the story of Medusa, possibly one of the most put-upon female characters from all of Greek mythology.