Mythologies have always addressed very big, scary issues; Death, Time, Sex, Birth, Loss, Valor, Shame, all of the things that push on and preoccupy the human psyche. In times past we have relied on myth to view and interpret the world and ourselves. We love and relate to our heroes and our monsters alike. As time passes and the Modern world progresses, the predominance of myth as a means of attunement has lessened and the role once occupied by Shamans has now passed to Artists. The Shaman and the Artist are both able to inhabit many worlds at once, to see things that others pass by. Both act as a catalyst to reveal the nature and conditions of being. Myth can still be a powerful tool of discovery in understanding the hidden or avoided realms that constantly surround us.
The Archeology of Myth is my newest series of of works. There are approximately eight pieces slated for this Natural History like exhibition. The first, Draco Obscurus, was recently finished and images can be seen below. As I finish each of these works I will update the site with images and process pictures, along with other information as the project evolves. The second piece, which is a large seven foot ogre skeleton is already in the works with the framework complete and all my materials ready to go.