Monday, May 2, 2011

Medusa

 
'Medusa' by Jina Wallwork

This painting is based on 'Pieta' by Michelangelo. He could tame the hard properties of stone into something soft and beautiful. In Michelangelo's gaze anything could be turned to stone. In my painting the figure becomes 'Medusa' with an abstracted snake design around the structure of the face. This painting is an exploration of the connection between Michelangelo and stone.
'Pieta' by Michelangelo