Mythical Ecologies (“Echo’s Sublime Sister, Echo”) (2019)
Speculative fiction, fantastical reveries and magical realisms… My current project is a continuum of experimentations materializing in a painted photomontage – a key surrealist technique that involves the collaging of symbols. The process results in theatrical spaces reinterpreting ideas about “mythical ecologies,” portals, time-traveling, border-crossing, the environment. Each image in my works is an insignia, a distinguished token: Horses are symbols of aggressive hedonism and unconscious desire; depictions of Medusa speak about ways society views powerful women; spherical juicy fruits suggest sexual gratifications,... The project investigates the correlation between mythology, ecological formations, and the way diverse cultures express their relationship with the universe. Mythology is the creation of collective imagination; mythology exists as stories, but also as a concept of the world.