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.

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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.