Becoming Medusa Picture
Project for my Illustration class, where the topic was a human transforming into something else. I decided to illustrate the story of Medusa. People think Athena turned her into a monster as punishment for being raped in Athena's temple, but in the true context of the story, Athena did is so that no man could ever look with unwanted lust upon poor Medusa again. Since Poseidon, her rapist, was Athena's uncle, Athena couldn't punish him, but she COULD help Medusa protect herself. I tried to illustrate the simultaneous pain, confusion, anger, and resignation she must have been experiencing.