Salon Goddess

   by Carol Rydel for Re-Invent a Work of Art (2013)

Inspiration Piece: Minoan Snake Goddess

Inspiration Artist: ancient Greek artist

Wood was used for the background, side panels and the block the Goddess is standing on. They didn't need cutting, they were the right size as is. Cardboard from the box was used for the decorative circles since I wanted them to be 3-D and didn't want to cut wood. Sculpey was used for the Goddess figure and her pink hot rollers. Wire made the armature for the Goddess, hangers and hot roller clips. It was also used as staples to hold the armature to the block. I bent small pieces in a staple shape, drilled tiny holes and hammered them in. Worked great! Canvas was used for the skirt and the clothing on hangers. Beads made great trim on the clothing. The glue was used for obvious things, nothing innovative or creative to report.

I was a little hesitant to use the Snake Goddess as inspiration because to be an effective interpretation, the original should be well known to the audience. I then decided that most participants (and judges!) would have an art background and would most likely be familiar with the Snake Goddess. I think she would be happy with her new clothes and makeover by her attendants!