Gorgon: Stheno

Gorgon: Stheno

Artist: Ann Vollum

Title: Gorgon: Stheno

Attribution: Gorgon: Stheno, 2022 Ann Vollum

Year: 2022

Materials: Eco and rust dyed rescued fabrics, Polyfil, wire, washers, coiling cord, hardware cloth

Dimensions: 34"H x 14"W X 11"D

Image Statement: In Greek mythology, Stheno was the eldest of the three Gorgon sisters, famous for "hair" made of living venomous snakes. Snake like coils adorn this transformative piece, which represents a growing level of maturity and complexity in my sculptural forms and a changing artistic vision. Textiles that I have rescued are altered over the course of many days using a layering of techniques including rust and eco dying. Poufs are stuffed and then further rust dyed to add a sense of age and being one with nature. I am interested in complexity, color and texture.