Medusa's Hammock

Artwork details: gouache, 17.8 x 11.2 inches (45 x 28 cm), 2009.

Medusa's Hammock
Medusa's Hammock by Nancy Farmer

Medusa's garden naturally tends to be rather full of somewhat horror-struck stone 'Statues', and they clutter the place up and make it look untidy. Occasionally, however, she finds a use for one or two of them. Here is Medusa herself, relaxing in her hammock, with its unusual supports.

close-up of Medusa
Medusa's Hammock (close-up) by Nancy Farmer

There are koi carp in the pond, a kind of fish that harbors few opinions on beauty or deformity, and who consequently have no problem whatsoever with Medusa's unusual appearance. This is good, because stone fish would sink to the bottom of the pond and be uninteresting.

Incidentally, I posted work in progress images in a facebook album if you would like to see this painting develop - click here to see.

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