Made by Jon Keller
Medusa is a small snake . I found the biggest challenge in making Medusa was the paint job . Snakes have a lot going on with regards to textures and design . I realized that to make it realistic would have been a crazy amount of work , so I decided to go with detailed whimsy .
For the structure I used a wire frame ( hanger wire ) wrapped with aluminum foil . Then the paper mache was applied. I used brown paper bag paper mache , which has a consistency similar to very thick paste . I did the lower section first ….and when it was dry ( forming a base ) I completed the upper portion . When the painting was finished the entire project was given a few coats of polyurethane .