In this portrait of Medea, there is tension in her hands, a distant look in her eyes. The intensity of her spellcasting, her concentration and absorption reveal the Magician’s recipe for ambition. Medea sees something “out there,” and by her magic she is bringing it closer. This is what people who shape the world do. This is what Magicians do. They create opportunity. They draw the dream closer, so they can capture it at precisely the right moment.