Swoon – Medea

$200,000

SKU: 28929

Artwork Description

Swoon – Medea

Dimensions: 18 x 11 ft. installation
Year:
Medium: mixed media installation

Medea refers to a character in the ancient Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece.Numerous authors have retold this tale with different endings and details. In one version, Medea falls in love with Jason and agrees to help him in his quest, turning away from her family based on the promise that he will marry her and take her away with him. Later, he abandons Medea for the daughter of a king, and in despair and rage she takes revenge by murdering their children. Swoon created this installation in response to childhood fears that her mother might harm her. The contemplation for this work focuses on fear and
suffering.