F A B L E

Fables have always had a powerful place in the human imagination

Throughout human history, we have visually referenced animals and imagined creatures in heraldry, totem poles, and flags as a symbols of nations, power, and identity. World religions from Christianity and Hinduism to pagan traditions use myths and storytelling to explain the human condition and the divine.

 

I asked what fables and memes do we have in contemporary times? Could these ancient archetypes of animals give those fables and memes new context? Maybe the lion or the wolf – ancient animal symbols in many cultures –  can have new meanings next to our current political and social climate. Maybe duckface isn’t just a style of Instagram photography. Perhaps text messaging icons could be a part of storytelling.

 

 The resulting works create female characters imbued with powerful animal iconography to arrive at new speculative modern myths.