Friday, November 17, 2023

The Temple Of Medusa

 Beneath them standing, with one purpose they 
 Cried, and so loudly that I shrank for fear, 
 "Medusa! let her from her place appear, 
 To change him into stone! Our first default 
 That venged no wrath on Theseus' deep assault, 
 So brings him." 

 "Turn thou from their sight," my guide 
 Enjoined, nor wholly on my fear relied, 
 But placed his hands across mine eyes the while 
 He told me further "Risk no glance.
 The sight 
 Of Gorgon, if she cometh, would bring thee night 
 From which were no returning." 

- Dante Alighieri

Beautiful works and a wonderful Haunt theme by Scarecrow Atelier.


Scarecrow Atelier said...

I thank you from the bottom of my heart that Medusa made it to your blog. It's always surreal to see my creations on the blog that means so much to me all year long. My personal early Christmas present. This year it was a huge challenge to create the Temple of Medusa as a 1-man team and at the same time restore and weatherproof the scarecrows from last year. Everything remained in place until November 8th because a class from the art school registered to view it. This allowed me to introduce a completely different audience to my way of working. Next year I want to try to make everything smaller and easier to build. The whole thing will probably just be a kind of exhibition that can be viewed shortly before and after Halloween. Because this year not a single child was there to trick or treat. So I would like to give visitors the opportunity to inspect everything at their leisure over a period of about 2 weeks. I thank you for your constant, unceasing inspiration and that you have played a huge part in my art making it from little Austria to the big wide world.

Rot said...

My pleasure!
Would have loved to have seen this in person!

Holy Tarra said...

I am deeply in love with that first photo!!! All of it is wonderful but last character is so
So SOOOOO CREEPY! I just want to take him home with me ! : D So many possiblities with how to stage him.
And again....That first photo is so cool! I love the effect of the cave ceiling...and the coloring and lighting really give it that underworld feeling.
Really impressive, Scarecrow Attelier.

Wondering why there's no TOT's there?

MR. Macabre said...

Definitely a different theme for Halloween, but amazingly done. I really like what you've done.

Revenant Manor said...

Fantastic concept, well-executed...I really got a special kick out of that last image!

Tallulah said...

Love this!

Scarecrow Atelier said...

I would like to thank you all for your kind words. It gives me a lot of energy for new projects. Because we know after Halloween is before Halloween

Jenna said...

Impressed with the creativity in your haunt this year...very creepy and well done!