Interview with Millie Privitera—Mythologist and Artist
by Haley Yahrus
Millie Privitera is an HB student, musician, and athlete, but most notably is an artistic genius and mythologist.
Q: What first got you interested in mythology?
A: Oh God um, so, when I was really young, I was in the library, and I flew to the reference section, the only section I really cared about, and there was a huge book on Tutankhamen and I read about Howard Carter and his explorations. That inspired me to learn more about it, and my long search for knowledge began.
Q: What is your favorite myth?
A: Persephone and Hades! Just because of how fantastical it is—even though it’s not realistic, it’s beautiful in its own way.
Q: How does mythology inspire you?
A: I see mythology in everyday life. It inspires the way I write, watch movies, and pretty much influences everything in my life.
Q: Have you ever featured mythology in your art?
A: Yes, I love to.
Q: What do you plan to do in the future with your interest in art or mythology?
A: Oh, uhm, hmm… Well, I was planning on creating a comic featuring the Egyptian Gods.
Q: What other interests do you have?
A: Art in general and studying nature.
Q: What’s some advice you have for readers?
A: Try to be honest. Be patient, but never wait for the chance for adventure.
Q: Anything else?
A: I really enjoy the finer things in life and I especially care for my friends.
The picture I have attached was featured in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s pamphlet as a display for what students can create in the CMA’s art classes.