It started on a day when I felt like I had been sitting in my room at my computer for a bit too long. Particularly one night where I remember being absolutely convinced that I was the Youtube comments section. That my consciousness had just melted into a stream of vulgar nonsense inexplicably linked to whale migration videos. I needed to get out into nature.
I think fairy tales are such beautiful allegories of what it means to be human. My parents read them to me as a child and I read them now as an adult, and I still find them just as poignant and evocative. The various forms of darkness characters are challenged to face in the stories are always precursors to the character’s transformation and liberation. This is something I can relate to, and that I want to present to viewers through my work: death and darkness as catalysts for transformation and a more beautiful experience of life.