Goddesses and Monsters 2012-13
In my new drawings, I am using imagery from ancient Greek and Roman tales (particularly the trials of Hercules), and weaving a new mythology with myself as the center. The symbols become something completely new in this totally different context, but still recall goddesses, monsters and mortals struggling for survival, power and a place in the world. The figures in the drawings are self-portraits. I am tracing my struggles with identity, trying on new ones. I am a beast, a savior, a nurturer, frightened and then frightening. The hope is that as I become braver in the making of art, I will become braver in my life.