Inspiration: Jason deClaires Taylor
The first thing I thought when I saw Jason’s work was “medusa sculpture garden.” I could certainly imagine some D&D adventure where a medusa that can hide her nature turns people to stone and then sinks them in the sea or a lake so that she can secretly visit her victims—like an obsessive serial killer.
Yet there’s something more deeply disturbing about these sculptures beneath the surface. They make me think of ancient civilizations, strange magic, murder, drowning, and reclamation of humanity by the sea. At the same time, they feel quirky. There’s a sense of humor about them that complicates how they make me feel.
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