This piece is the first in a series that utilizes Greek mythology as an inspiration, but goes in a more introspective direction; creating a sort of personal mythology of my own heroes, monsters, and legends. This piece draws inspiration from the Lernaen Hydra. Instead of multiple serpentine heads, this girl is beset with multiple hands, each one hurriedly attending to its own task, pulling her in conflicting directions while she just wants to rest. A sentiment I think most can relate to after a busy week or a stressful day at work. 

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Sumner Crenshaw

The Hydra

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

30" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.



Sumner Crenshaw
Hagerstown , Maryland

Getting to Know Sumner

Sumner Crenshaw infuses her work with movement, lines and varying degrees of color. She currently lives in Maryland and finds inspiration in the work of Salvador Dali. Her goal is to keep exploring the minimalist, narrative surrealism she's been moving toward.