Nancy Silver on fri 25 jan 02
stephani talked about the face of medusa and finding other immages
Then one turns to issues and ideals of feminine beauty . Medusa once
> had beauty and lost it . (Don't go messin' with mama Hera). What IS
> beauty anyway, and what is the loss of beauty? How did SHE feel about
> it? Does hideous equal ugly equal scary equal demonic equal possessed
> equal horror ? Does it contain a feeling of tremendous loss,
> hopelessness, torment, revenge?
> All in the bone structure and countenance of a clay face.... well then
> there's her snake-do too
have you seen bernini's medusa?. the face is clearly shown and to me =
it expresses all of the above plus perhaps a little self revulsion. so =
how did you know i bought a bernini book today and was just looking at =
hope to see a picture of the fountain. all those emotions that must be =
seething inside. and downright ugly is too simple a solution. i just had =
a flash picture of you standing behind the statue and holding a mirror =
to finish the eyeballs. and if a living medusa turns living men to =
stone, what will two stone medusas staring at each other effect?
sorry, carry over from seeing lord of the rings.
speaking of books, i also received Ron and Jon's book today. thank you =
both. i 'm looking forward to sorting all my bits and pieces of info =
and being able to understand what the rest of you are talking about in =
the glaze discussions. the more bits of info i pick up the more i've =
become aware how much a need a cohesive, and clear knowledge =
organization. started to read the book as soon as i opened it.
nancy silver in cincinnati