Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Making mythical real.

Within Greek Mythology a harpy is a winged spirit.
"snatcher", from Latin: harpeia, originating in Greek: ἅρπυια, harpūia
The literal meaning of the word, 'to snatch' seems to be a really vital part of my ideas as i am thinking of using this image to portray how real life can have parallels with fairytales and myths. For example, Myra Hindley would tempt the victims into her car before leading them to their death. Because she was a woman the victims would trust her more.
The image of the Harpy is of a part bird, part woman, who is generally rather ugly.

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