Esteno
Esteno

Challenge 2022 | Irene G. Barrera

Esteno

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Irene G. Barrera Spain

Esteno necklace

Piece created for Challenge 2022 Jewelry and Literature

Materials acrylic resin, cement, walnut wood, epoxy resin, silver, cotton

Size 405x70x30mm

 

Taking classical Greek literature as a reference, intrigued by the figures of the terrible sisters Gorgons: Medusa, Euriale and Esteno. They appear in the writings of Homer and the poems of Ovid, fearsome creatures that petrify the beholder and at the same time symbols of protection that were used in ancient times to defend the wearer. Irene is interested in this duality between the feeling of paralysis and at the same time of protection. The artist thinks of the image of a fishbowl that traps you and at the same time protects you.