Ideas and images shared en masse are quintessential to human experience. Jungian notions of the impact collective archetypes have on our behavioral patterns has influenced me significantly, causing exploration of both their ancient and contemporary incarnations. In particular, my approach to portraying powerful female figures from ancient myth across cultures is one of self-reflection, reverence, and Revisionism. I invite scrutiny on the ingrained effects folklore has had in shaping common perceptions and behaviors, particularly those tied to femininity and power.
I work in print media to fulfill my passion for the analog and to reflect its transformative impact on global visual culture, often represented by satirical posters. These expose how social and environmental issues are perpetuated by their portrayals in mass media, paralleled across generations. Nostalgic image styles from a bygone time, created with what was once the height of image mass production technology reflect the concept of false progress.
I have used my practice to familiarize myself with the significance of cross-cultural patterns of myth. My current portfolio acts as the groundwork laid for an elevated level of art making. These resources will enable me to build a collection of works that probe the perceived divide between the academic/scientific and metaphysical/esoteric.