Artist: Ann Vollum
Title: Gorgon: Stheno
Attribution: Gorgon: Stheno, 2022 Ann Vollum
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.