This collection further brings together personal explorations, Self-work, mindfulness practice, and creative research that I’ve done across several years, starting in Portland and continuing to present day. It draws on the idea of the moon as a symbol of introspection and drawing inward, of the interplay of light and dark, of dreams and archetypes, of the heart, of cycles and patterns found in life, and more.
This collection also connects to the development of my concept-based artwork. Most notably is the body of work by author Marina Warner, a mythographer and historian known for her writing on feminism, art, history, and especially myths; she draws fascinating connections between these things and shows why some stories and depictions hold such deep meaning or significance. Additionally, Joseph Campbell’s Hero With a Thousand Faces delves into the reasons that people revisit, retell, and add their own creative voice to the myths. I learned of past beliefs, folk takes, moon spirits and myths with the addition of The Encyclopedia of Spirits by Judika Illes.