I'm deeply fascinated by the idea of monstrous transformation as seen in myth and legend, this dynamic is ever present in modern times...
Medusa betrayed, the heart of a once upon a time beauty that burns, she may never look upon another without destroying them. be it friend, or foe -- her heart, the heart of a woman still beats and burns though.
My Medusa symbol has no hands as they represent the Will, I kept the motion of the arms outstretched as if she was in a crucified state to further this loss to the fickleness of fate, or of a jealous Goddess that would turn beauty in on itself, even her blood kills.
This piece is sold but I have others in the fire that will be listed. This particular embroidery will be part of a lagrer wall hanging with a secret pocket.
Remember, all things turn on the great wheel, let your inner light burn bright, and sacred!