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The Sadness of Medusa

Postby Erika Takacs » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:04 am

Here is one interpretation of Medusa. I suspect there will be more versions of her until I feel I got her right. Making the relief proved to be more challenging than I ever thought it would be, and I developed a new respect for this medium.
John, I need to thank you for the tip of trying a canvas for maché! It worked out beautifully. It has enough flexibility to prevent cracking or warping. I'm very grateful to you. :)
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Postby Singular » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:01 am

I think your technique is amazing. The face of your Medusa could be mistaken for a man, but that is irrelevant, because it is extremely well done. I imagine that you could have hundreds of interpretations of Medusa, each looking different.

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Postby Erika Takacs » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:36 pm

Thank you, Joe. Yeah, you're right, that's exactly why she has to be remade. She's too masculine. I guess I could say she's the ugly-scary version of her, but I have a different vision of her imprinted in my mind. So there will be a nr.3!
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:47 pm

I glad to see things working out for you. And I think your moving in the right direction with the Medusa image. I like the greenish color, it gives it the look of history. And I like the way you,ve done the background.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:16 pm

Thank you, John.
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Postby schoonsart » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:35 pm

I like the piece as is - wonderful textures.
I am very intrigued by the idea of a male Medusa. It would make an interesting theme for an exhibit.
(I just saw a pen drawing of a male Medusa this morning posted on one of the art groups on Myspace.)

Can't wait to see more.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:41 am

Schoonsart, thank you for your nice comment. Any chance of posting that link?
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Postby Erika Takacs » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:32 pm

Thanks for the link. Actually, it looks quite interesting, I like it.
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