This series of drawings is based on a relationship with my family history and on stories adopted from others around me. I explore the demons that haunt one’s life from intimate and often dark memories, relating themes such as guilt, addiction, rebirth, loss and detachment. I am interested in the relationship between man and nature, drawing worlds where the forest can be a place for regeneration and strength, while examining the darkness and spiritual disconnectedness that occurs when this relationship is weakened. I use imagery rich with mystic symbolism and reference biblical lore and esoteric iconography, creating allegories for something mythological, entire narratives that blur the line between fantasy and reality.
Where Men are Turned to Swine
42" x 34" ink on paper