A World Unknown
My project considers the role both grand narratives and mythological narratives have had in shaping our connection to the natural world. The paintings don't form narratives as such, but are informed by them. Narratives, whether mythological, sociological, political or religious, function in a way to navigate our consciousness of time, memory and ontology. In my investigation into mythological themes, I have sought to view the world through a lens that can recalibrate the material world with the mystical. Mythical stories open up a magical way of perceiving space and time, where cosmic elements infuse the everyday; where spiritual and material are not opposed as they are within a rationalistic understanding of the phenomenological world.