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Medusa column painting - Texas A&M University Administration Building This is yet another of my interpretive studies of A&M's decorative stonework.

The Medusa Column depicts a classic figure from Greek mythology--the Medusa. The treatment of the face, along with the "garland" around her head tend to indicate that this is the chopped-off head of the Medusa, after her beheading at the sword of Odyseus.

This column (more of an urn or light fixture, really) is located at the rear of the University Administration Building.

The image is rendered in airbrushed acrylics on masonite, and I have tried to capture in it the feel of the light as it passes through the leaves of the overhanging tree at the back porch.


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