Mesmerized by the Head of Saint John the Baptist in a bowl, Laurence Aëgerter imagines a glass jellyfish, whose tentacles recall the hair of the saint. She names the work Salomé, after she who claimed the head of Saint John the Baptist from Herod as a reward for a dance that had charmed him. The artist therefore reincarnates the young woman in the form of one of the most venomous creatures, with an icy beauty. Salomé becomes as fatal as Medusa, the famous mythological Gorgon.