THE PHORCYDES / SERPENS CAPUT - 2014



A new series of claygods dedicated to the Phorcydes – arranged to form the constellation Serpens Caput, which forms the head of the snake Ophiuchus (constellation).

The sculptures are a revival of a neoclassic convention in their return to subject, and are inspired by chthonic tradition as well as modern-day attempt of divination such as the Rorschach test.








The Phorcydes are the monstrous children of Ceto and Phorcys. They include Medusa of the Gorgon sisters, and Scylla who ate 6 of Odysseus’s shipmates.



The Phorcydes / Serpens Caput are:












Google Image Search: Medusa


Medusa – μ Ser












Google Image Search: Euryale


Euryale – ϒ Ser












Google Image Search: Stheno


Stheno – β Ser












Google Image Search: Deino


Deino – δ Ser












Google Image Search: Enyo


Enyo – α Ser












Google Image Search: Pemphredo


Pemphredo – δ Oph












Google Image Search: Echidna

Echidna – κ Ser












Google Image Search: Scylla

Scylla – ε Oph












Google Image Search: Thoosa


Thoosa – ε Ser