Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
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We all hunt Demons. They lie under rocks and in the belly of the soul. The power of myth is its ability to look past the human condition and peer into the animal within. I am telling tales with a mouth full of water and a stone under my tongue. Facts become garbled and heavy. The imagery of mythology links back through art history, connecting seemingly disparate traditions through their most elemental commonalities. These commonalities were passed on through story and tradition, carrying with them cultures and ethics. These traditions help trace our forebears to the classical Greeks and before through myth, religion and folk tales. The icons in these stories celebrate a hero’s journey as both sinner and saint. I map my own untrue histories to rationalize an incomprehensible present in search of some strange semblance of morality.
Program Director's Department
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts