I base much of my work on the seasons and life cycles. I like finding the balance point between light and dark, cold and warmth. I love observing the subtle shifts of the earth—and also within ourselves as we transition not just between the months and years, but also through different phases in our lives.
The Otherworld serves as a journey into fantasy, allegory, metaphor, and myth. Since my creative work so often centers on myths and the ebb and flow of the year, the following quote from The Hero with a Thousand Faces sticks in the forefront of my mind. The author delves into the reasons that people revisit, retell, and add their own creative voice to myths:
"...while all stories have already been told, this is not a bad thing, since the retelling is still necessary. And while our own life's journey must always be ended alone, the travel is undertaken in the company not only of immediate loved ones and primal passion, but of the heroes and heroines—and myth-cycles—that have preceded us."