'Leda and the Hatpin', medal Linda Crook

'Leda and the Hatpin', medal Linda Crook

'Leda and the Hatpin'
Medal (obverse view)
Linda Crook (born 1946)
England (London)
1999
Silver, cast
Museum no. A.6-2003
Purchased from the artist
Lent by the artist

Crook takes her inspiration from the classical myths but re-works them to free women from the standard role of 'victim'. In the original story, Jupiter, in the guise of a swan, made love to Leda, but here he is transformed into a fancy hat, which Leda tidies up nicely with a hatpin. The reverse suggests that the hatpin might be a feather plucked from the swan.