Lesser Gods: Medusa and Narcissus

Lesser Gods

Plato speaks of “Becoming Divine,” or closer to it, and we see that we must follow our gods in the Phaedrus. But how would one find oneself in an Olympian deity? Maybe the lesser gods are more realistic.

Inspired by Caravaggio’s Medusa, these shots explore this goddess as seen in Perseus’ mirrored shield prior to her beheading.

Inspired by these Medusas, I continued experimenting with reflections and different types of distortion for Narcissus.