Part of a series of final projects at Ringling College of Art + Design.
Like many students in Classical Mythology in Literature, Art, and Music, 3rd year Illustration student Andrea Espinosa (aka countandi) sought to disrupt the idea of Medusa as an ugly monster. For a series titled “Medusa in Manhattan,” Andi envisioned Medusa as beautiful with a boyfriend named Charlie. Even the heroic myth is flipped: Perseus is a bounty hunter that mercilessly pursues her when “all she wants is some peace and quiet in her life.” I think this project has serious potential. Andi stated, “I got inspired for this due to how villainized Medusa tends to be in most fiction nowadays […] Perseus is the jerk here and it’d be nice for the little weasel to get off her back, especially when she finally found a chance for love and is turning over a new leaf.” Rock on, Andi!