Drue Kataoka
Drue Kataoka

The Passion of St. Medusa

Medium: Sumi ink on mounted rice paper, mirror
Dimensions: 120 x 180 cm
Created: 2011

Passion of St. Medusa
  • Reimagining the myth of Medusa
  • Medusa decapitated, but preserving her beauty despite Athena’s curse
  • In Perseus’ mirrored shield, where Medusa’s head used to be, viewer sees own image.
  • Cosmic tragedy: Snakes in Medusa’s hair made of exploding stars, blazing comets and dark black holes
Passion of St. Medusa - detail

The Passion of St. Medusa, Congress Center, Davos 2012