Limited Edition prints available to order online here.
- Print size: 8ʺ × 6ʺ
- Paper size: 11ʺ × 10ʺ approx.
- Limited Edition of 18, signed and hand-numbered
- Ink: Oil-based relief printing ink (Burnt Sienna)
- Paper: Somerset Gray, 280gsm, velvet surface (mould-made 100% cotton rag, acid free, archival quality)
The Medea print developed from a series
of photographs I took in early 2012 based around the theme of the Greek mythological
character of Medea.
Medea is an intriguing character in Greek mythology - a powerful woman both by
birth (she is the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis and niece of the sorceress
Circe) as well as in her own right (she was a sorceress and a priestess of Hectate).
The most famous stories are about her involvement in the myths of Jason and the
Argonauts, particularly her essential aid in helping Jason overcome the otherwise
impossible tasks set for him by King Aeëtes, Jason’s abandonment of her in favour
of another woman, and her subsequent murder of her own children in revenge (although
apparently variants of the myth existed before the fifth century BCE which
have her accidentally killing her children or them being murdered by the citizens
Most versions of the Medea myths cast her firmly in the role of vengeful spurned
wife and murderer, but it feels like there’s more under the surface - hints of earlier
myth forms where her power is respected and her acts are perhaps not as portrayed
by the poets and playwrights who only told Jason’s side of the