Here’s the first stage of a drawing I made yesterday which I’m calling ‘Medea hold your heart’. The idea came to me after thinking about turning points in her story and her decision making. I tried to bring in a softening in the hand as it holds her own heart. It is this ability to love herself as a complete person in her own right that seemed to be missing in her obsession with Jason, to the extent she could not even see the beauty in the lives of her own children. They became pawns in some monstrous game that would never work.
In this stage I am laying down more colour and beginning to work on the area in the centre which I am calling ‘The Thicket’ which is dark and chaotic, it pulls me, I will work on it more and share the results with you all.