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Medusa, 2021

A reference to a misunderstood female figure in Greek mythology, Medusa. McCaig interrogates the result of the male gaze and the need to protect herself, whilst relating the story of Medusa. 

This refers to the origin story of Medusa, in which she is a victim of rape, at the hand of the Greek God Poseidon, and resulting in her being cursed and transformed into a Gorgon by Greek Goddess Athena. 

This series explores McCaig wanting to protect herself, much like Medusa, as well as becoming lost through a red veil of desire. She explores this feeling through photographic image, whilst having to engage in the delicate balance of having a distinct interest in seduction & erotica, against the necessity to be aware of the male gaze. 

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