Deborah Valoma, Medea (a veil as though burning)
Deborah Valoma, Medea (a veil as though burning), 1998, one panel of Veil Triptych, copper wire, hand woven, patinated, 60x35 inches.
Photo by Lee Fatherree
Associated text reads:
"I shall send my sons with gifts in their hands for the bride that she may feel disposed to leave my children in this place. A finely woven cloth and a headdress of beaten gold. And if she puts on the robe, she will die in agony. Not only she, but anyone who touches her. Such is the invisible poison in which I steep my gifts."
Euripides, The Medea, 431 BCE