Work Sample

The Tree Of Enchantments is an original illustration created for a Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators exhibition at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The theme of the exhibition was stories and the possibilities were limitless. Here is just a brief extract from a fuller explanation of this image. I believe that we create symbols and glyphs to encompass and represent the complex layers of meaning in our visions and memories. As Carl Jung notes, these are drawn from the river of our collective consciousness to help us understand who we were, who we are and what we may yet be. Although much of my work has explored stories from the collections of many cultures, I intended the design for Myth, Legend & Folklore to encompass each of those genres, yet tell a story of its own.