Traveling Through the Dark, 2006-7. Plaster, deer hide/fur, and taxidermy deer head, 5' x 2' x 2'.
My work focuses on modern mythologies and
how they compare to historical myths—they
always seem to carry a cautionary tale, the linguistic
equivalent of a memento mori. My installations
are not direct depictions of actual events,
but invented narratives explaining why I believe
the myth occurred. In a sense, I am presenting
the underlying mystery as well as explaining it. I
want to transport viewers to the site of the myth,
making it a reality. In this psychological environment,
the viewer becomes part of the work and
perpetuates the myth.
Ringling School of Art and Design
Faculty Sponsor: Nathan Skiles