In Greek legend, Medusa was said to be so ugly that to look upon her face would turn a person to stone. However, she used to be very beautiful, beautiful enough to attract Poseidon, god of the seas. They had an affair, and after she had conceived his child, she committed the sacrilege of entering his temple. The punishment was severe; her beauty was taken from her and replaced with the green skin and snake hair of the monster of legend.

This 3-dimensional doll was created primarily of Delica seed beads using peyote stitch.

Photograph by Marcia Albert of CatchLight Studios

24 March 1999