Medusa’s Realm at Sunset
Medusa’s Realm at Sunset is digital art image. It is created from innumerable bits of my travel photos and paintings, and each individual element is digitally painted or otherwise altered. In creating this piece, I felt a story, myth or fairytale forming without words. The image contains overt and subtle references to metamorphosis. Butterflies, of course, are the quintessential examples of metamorphosis. Medusa herself transforms living things to stone. Both the angel and the maiden (beneath the bridge) are stone, but with elements of human flesh beginning to show through. There is a story here, and the Dragon, Angel, Butterflies, Maiden, Medusa and Red Frog are all characters. However, I leave the plot and meaning to the viewer’s imagination.