Judith Mason

b. 1938, South Africa

Medusa, 1974
Edition of 40

Judith Mason characteristically employed religious or other mythological icons in her art. As Wilhelm Van Rensburg observes (2008:11) in the catalogue of the exhibition Judith Mason: A prospect of Icons, “her icons are the warp and weft of her personal tapestry.”

“Some people will always need to wrestle with gods and their kind. The only good gods are dead ones, or at least ones capable of dying, regardless of their resurrection in spirit, corn or flesh. There is something rather touching about trying to dredge God up in painting,” commented the artist in 1973, A prospect of Icons).