How’s it going? Are you enjoying your day? I’m doing well; thanks for checking out my website. Here you’ll find a collection of paintings inspired by the world’s great myths, both ancient and new. Through these paintings you can enter a world that seems vaguely like the past, but then again is separate from time and place altogether: let’s call it universal. Why not?
Narrative art is art that tells a story. With each of these paintings I try to tell a story while leaving room for ambiguity. That way you bring your own interpretation, and you write the story along with me. The meaning is different for each viewer, and each is allowed a more personal relationship with the painting. That’s fun, right? Kids get it intuitively, but it sometimes takes a while for adults.
We don’t have a functioning mythology in the modern world, because things change too fast, and we’re fractured into subcultures. There are so many different mythologies competing for our attention that we sometimes hold two contradictory worldviews at the same time without realizing it. I’m afraid that’s just the way it’s going to be for a while. Oh well, we’ll navigate it as best we can.
Myths serve many functions, but I don’t get too deep into that; I’m just pointing out the ways they’re still active in the world today. We’re always guided by some form of myth or another; we can’t help it, we’re creatures of culture. Myths can be helpful or harmful, or simply entertaining. However you find this work, please let me know!