ENDANGERED: Fine Art & Photography Contest 2018 Submission.
My work has always been inspired by the art of ancient and aboriginal cultures. My first sculptures represented animal/human deities drawn from Egyptian mythology. Since then, my research has expanded to include religions and mythologies from all over the world. I have found remarkable similarities in iconography and symbolism from so many different cultures, which inform my own conscious and unconscious narratives.
The underlying meaning of mythology explains the cosmos and the origins and purpose of the peoples’ existence. Deeper investigation reveals their beliefs about the wheel of life or the passage of the life force.
My research into mythology has revealed to me the essence of the characters which form my own pantheistic iconography. The animals, people and events which surround me also feed into the unconscious pool from which my images are ultimately drawn.
My interest in world mythology is, for me, a vehicle to educate people about our common roots and ancestry.
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