Stories From the Stone House
I have long been fascinated with myths and folk tales, drawn to the darkness that lurks under the heroic veneer of these magical tales. They express unpleasant truths about human nature without resorting to the brutal facts of history or personal pain, and are widely enough known that their symbols and tropes are familiar for many. This provides a rich trove of symbols to draw from. I aimed to evoke a visual language rooted in such stories, mixing elements together to imply narrative without illustrating specific stories. I wanted to leave room for my own imagination and those of viewers.
The series presents as an unbound book with a title page and no index: the images may be arranged in any order.