What lies just beyond the edge of what we call the "real world"? With the hustle
of daily life and the commercialization of the fantasy genre, it is easy
to forget that the desire to explore that frontier has been an essential part
of human history. From the earliest cave drawings to Celtic folktales to modern
cinematic productions such as The Lord of the Rings, depictions of mystical
characters and places that are beyond what we can readily see and touch have
always been part of our art and literature.
The word "myth" is so often misused to imply something is fictional.
In fact, myths are merely stories or descriptions with relevance to a people or society --
and can be a product of fact, imagination, or both. "Mythography" is literally
the artistic representation of mythical subjects. The term fits the
idea I have behind this style: creation of mythical, storytelling scenes using a blend
of imagination and the real world -- images that are at once artistic, whimsical, and in
a sense, believable.
You've probably seen those cheesy 'fairy portraits' offered at chain stores.
My goal is to take the fantasy theme beyond that kitschy approach, and instead
aim for a level of timeless art with a mystical edge. Mythography Creations®
is about weaving together reality and fantasy. It is about creating imaginative
images that transcend everyday life, but with real people and "believable"
scenes. If you are interested in becoming part of this storytelling, either
by commissioning me to create a unique mystical portrait or collaborating with me
to produce original works of art, please contact me to discuss the possibilities!
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