Hydra Wall Hanging
Hydra Wall Hanging by textiles artist Maria Sigma is a hand-woven artwork inspired by illustrations from a book titled The Misunderstood Monsters of Greek Mythology. Maria draws inspiration from a variety of elements including nature, music and poetry, but perhaps most significantly, she looks to her own Greek heritage. The title of this piece takes its name from Hydra of Lerna, the serpentine water monster whose lair in Lerna was reputedly an entrance to the underworld. Purposefully weaving so that the solid blocks at the top of the piece gradually begin to disintegrate, Maria reveals beautifully rippled layers of undyed British wool, in shades of whites, greys and Welsh black.
Material: Natural undyed British wool
Dimensions: Height: 172cm, Length: 155cm, Width: 0.5cm
Care Instructions: Hang using the wooden pole at the back. Dry clean only