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Self Seance (Channeling Medusa), 2016

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Antonio Canova’s Head of Medusa (1801) is my favorite sculpture in the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum also housing The School of The Art Institute, where I teach. She left me breathless in 2007 on my first visit there. Medusa is the symbol of all things feminine, of the queen, and is a fo...Read more

Antonio Canova’s Head of Medusa (1801) is my favorite sculpture in the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum also housing The School of The Art Institute, where I teach. She left me breathless in 2007 on my first visit there. Medusa is the symbol of all things feminine, of the queen, and is a form of the Greek word metis - “feminine wile” - that which the male gods strove to obtain. Nine years later, I piled my own images on top of the Canova: a selfie video, shot in my editing room at school then projected on my digital version, sculpted in 2010.

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