Personal Mythologies

“…I started thinking about the myths that we build up around ourselves; religious myths or not. And then I thought of personal histories and how the two tie together, and the key image that kept coming back into my mind was Medusa. The thing about her that I love is just the aspect that you can be your own worst enemy.

Here is this powerful strong woman who, depending on the version of the story you’re reading, was severely mistreated … She had this strength and beauty, but if she were to look in a mirror, she would destroy herself. Self-critical thoughts can keep you from doing things …[that’s] one of the core ideas that I wanted to include [in this work].”

– Woodie Anderson
(10/14/09 Go Triad, Greensboro News and Record)
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