Legend has it that Medusa had a terrifying face and snakes for hair. If that wasn’t enough, anyone who looked at her would turn to stone, which probably makes for a lonely existence, one where the joys of eye contact, say nothing of sharing a sidelong glance with a co-conspirator, would never be known. Perhaps artist Javier Piñón sympathized with her woes. Reimagined as a mutant species of the pin-up girl, their vintage sensuality contrasts with the burst of serpents coming from their heads. Uncomfortably detailed, Piñón has selected the most vividly coloured of serpents, scales and stripes all clearly visible. You won’t turn into rock, but your skin might crawl.
By L. Kimberly Leung