‘Safe Now’ oil pastel sketch for Medea series

Here’s a sketch I made in oil pastel on Friday which I’m calling ‘Safe Now’. the hand in the corner is not Medea’s but that of the nurse. She protected the children as far as she could in Euripedes’ play and tried to change Medea’s mindset but to no avail. When I watched a production of Medea online it was the nurse’s words that stayed with me for a previous drawing when she asked,’What does it make you?’ and Medea answered, ‘ What I am, defeated’.