The visual language I have devised to tell a story about 2020 consists of a number of symbols: hands, which suggest power, control, work, friendship or assistance rendered, depending upon their context; natural elements, such as dramatic skies and flora and fauna, that impart a sense of the sublime to be found in nature; doors, which imply death, uncertainty, and change; and eyes, which are emblematic of clarity, intimacy, seeing, and being seen.
I use collage to deconstruct and rearrange the world, creating new meaning and connections by juxtaposing images from multiple disparate sources. In part, I am trying to fix what is broken. If you respect and care for all life that shares this planet it is extremely difficult to view others of our own species as lesser. I have come to believe we can fix what is broken with us by fixing the environment. The power to do so lies within our hands.
The Mysteries are a manifestation of these beliefs.