Q: Why "Blue Gorgon"?
Q: Why isn't your phone number on the site?
A: Blue is my favorite color as well as my name. It's the hue of the sky, of the sea and in general a tranquil color rich with symbolism. Outside of those examples it's also rare in nature which made it an uncommon color in ancient art. Only with time and innovation has it slowly become more and more known to the world. I find that both beautiful and achingly relatable. Everywhere yet only recently truly gaining visibility.
Gorgon refers to Medusa and her sisters.
I could go on and on about the reasons I'm obsessed with Medusa. The Gorgon perspective has intrigued me as long as I can remember. The symbolism, the beauty, the history, the implications... but I'll try to keep it short here. I've never understood how someone based off of such a beautiful, beneficial animal could be 'ugly' and when you really consider her story she is a tragic figure. She and her sisters fled to live in seclusion after being transformed then, one day, Perseus shows up and, for reasons unknown to Medusa or her sisters, he cuts off her head and takes it with him.
I've always had a weakness for misunderstood monsters, ancient cryptids, and fabled mysteries of the ancient world that bleed into modern times... the legends, folklore, and stories grounded in the wonderful weirdness of nature that inspires us and makes the world a more interesting place. I want to share the beauty I see there just as I want to show snakes- and all demonized children of nature- for the shy, mythic, and beneficial creatures they really are.
A: I realize creators/businesses are expected to include a phone number on their card and websites but the truth is I struggle with hearing when it comes to phone calls. I need to get the details of your vision and be able to refer back to them visually so e-mail and texts are ideal. I can give you my number once we're in touch if you need, we'll work it out! This is just my preference.
" "Monster" is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, “divine portent,” itself formed on the root of the verb monere, “to warn.” It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary." ~ Susan Stryker