2012, oil on canvas, 137 x 87 cm

The painted works in this exhibition illustrate a protagonist's journey. The works refer to myths and storytelling to portray the psychological struggle of the human condition. I presented these painted works as the start of a discussion and I encourage personal interpretation. The meaning is determined by the individual and thier own history of faith, storytelling, social norms, prejudice, scientific observation, and environmental connection.

notes from the catalogue:

From the sacrum to my throat
crows pull thin strands
stretching to surrender.
The song call is clear.
Released from my old skin
I had stayed too long
I missed the ceremony.
What had been known
was lost.
Yet it found me
in the darkest of places.
The embers of ceremonial fire
breathed life.
I passed through
and it began.