Throughout my development as an artist, I have been increasingly interested in the artificial nature of societal constructs and arbitrary mythologies.
In this series, I address the random nature of the fictionalizations upon which myth is built by adjusting story lines from Ancient mythology with god-like artistic license. Each deliberate alteration to a classic myth, such as in that of Hercules and the Nemean Lion or Laocoon, may be interpreted as erratic and flippant. It is however, this erratic randomness, or in other words, 'god-like artistic license,' that is intended to call attention to the artificial nature of the original mythologies themselves.
Each image in this series carries with it a classic story line. What is challenging about each image is that a great deal is left up to the discretion of the viewer. The viewer is challenged to explain reason for the discrepancies in each myth and perhaps imagine an alternate fiction. In this way the viewer is encouraged to challenge established cultural beliefs and norms that exist in our current society.