The Gorgon Medusa

In Greek mythology, Medusa was one of the Gorgons; she was infamous for her serpentine coiffure and her stony gaze – literally turning men to stone. Was she that hideous, or just a spell-binding woman?

In Greek mythology, Medusa was one of the Gorgons; she was infamous for her serpentine coiffure and her stony gaze – literally turning men to stone. Was she that hideous, or just a spell-binding woman?

Athena, Goddess of wisdom, after assisting Perseus in defeating Medusa, wore Medusa’s severed head on her breastplate. This design is taken from a Classical Greek statue of Athena. Medusa symbolizes balance – the balance of opposites; and power. Once a beautiful maiden, then a powerful being, she embodied the powers of transformation .

 

My tiles are original designs, often with a mythological or art historical reference. I sculpt and carve the original in clay and make a plaster press mold. Having a mold allows me to streamline the process and reproduce my design in multiples. Each one is hand painted with a variety of glazes and underglazes; each one is unique. They are ready to hang, bringing a little myth and symbolism to your everyday. 

Prices range from $25 – 40. Please contact me for availability, or custom orders. 

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