Concept, Personal Project
They envisaged her as being beautiful yet terrifying. In this case, she is a symbol. Beyond her looks and rage, Medusa was defined as something she did not want to be. Transforming from a beauty into a rageous monster, she became hidden underneath a misunderstood mask.
As a young female creative who was starting within the design industry, I struggled with how I was perceived in a male-dominated space. Medusa became an identity symbol, where I saw her rage as strength. I imagined Young Medusa as a collective of females who I saw as inspirational and influential. This group recognized each other's strengths, passion, and ambition to create and grow–seeing their dreams turn into reality.
The use of a simple blurred circle was inspired by the uncertainty of potential. We may not know how much we will change, but we do know it will happen. Our identity is forever changing into different forms, unique from each other’s.