The use of mythos to convey a story. The modern mind proceeds like a film composed of collages, each frame a new image, assembled of a million thoughts. A film only in the sense of it’s existence on a single reel, but the narrative a constant blur, a dual between the rational & emotional & the strangely convincing cross-overs that fill our skin with shivers.
We absorb the world around us, ingesting it for nourishment. Our mind a dreamy fog of interpretations.
A bestiary to haunt the beauty inside, a dichotomy.
Marco Polo’s stories fascinate me. Both the adventure itself, and the resultant imagery, are at the heart of this show. In some cases I’ve substituted Polo’s bestiary for other myths, but the theme remains the same for me. It is exploration. It is venturing out to see a larger world, feeling the impressions left by this expansion, and coming back with the tales. Polo constructed a mythos to convey a series of impressions to a world that had no previous mental construct for those impressions.
Livres des Merveilles du Monde
Compelled by medieval and byzantine imagery, my ascetic lurks in it’s mal-proportioned darkness. I am intrigued by the macabre result of the artwork initially meant to to inspire religious revery. This grand situational irony feeds my oil painted collages. Don’t think of words when you stop but to see picture better” —J. Kerouac
Digging around within my mind. It’s a jumble of fear and love, both teasing each other like children. A dream. Creation is its only proactive function. Pummeled by a million things daily, all else is interpretation.
“Your mind is a dream where a thousand people talk at the same time, and nobody understands each other” —D. M. Ruiz
Using the medieval bestiary print imagery to represent the existence of repetitive paradigms.
The present is the past occurring again wearing a new mask...