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Emergo: The Metamorphis of Medusa

This initial illustration for this piece was created for an exhibition called 'Behind the Smile', highlighting issues behind hidden illness. Emergo (emerge) is my interpretation of mental illness (depression and anxiety) and the struggles and demons people have to conquer, or, learn to live with. 

Here is an embellished canvas version of the illustration; printed onto a box canvas, embellished with charms, gold leaf, metallic paint and hand-printed snake skin texture. The frame was also sculptured by hand and features snakes and ornamental charms reminiscent of the snakes Medusa wears on her head. I like to blur the line with taking time to consider the framing of my work, and try to make the imagery seen in the image 'real'.

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