Claire is a really angry teenage girl, and the producers said that's what they needed to convey. The timing was great: I was getting divorced from my husband. So I said, 'Yeah, I can do angst.' I used materials that I used when I was 16 or 17: charcoal, inky, collage-y things that were kind of messy. I was big into self-portraits then too. And Medusa is such a dramatic figure -- "don't come near me or I'll turn you into stone." Seemed appropriate for a really pissy teenage girl.
Margot Lovinger - Artist
What a marvelous portrait it is. When we redid Claire's room in season three, I put it in a prominent place, so when you shoot Claire in bed, you see the picture at the same time.
Rusty Lipscomb - Set Decorator