I finally got the chance to sketch the giant Medusa head that’s been lurking behind wind-screens and barbed wire fences in the heart of Petaluma, California. Before I set to work, I had a chance to meet the wizard behind this creation, Kevin Clark, a local artist known for his restaurant designs and the Rhino Redemption art car.
He graciously gave me a tour of his workshop and a detailed explanation of what this giant Medusa head really was. It’s actually called Medusa Madness and it uses over 100 gallons of propane in full fire-breathing mode. The snake bodies were made from over 800 steel barrels in construction and the face was based on a mold he took from his wife face.
“Medusa Madness” Petaluma, California May 17, 2016 (Watercolor and ink on paper)