Once upon a time the stories people told were more than just mere stories - they attempted to explain existence itself and solve nature's many riddles. Elaborate tales were told by campfires depicting the birth of the universe, the origins of the wind, the cycle of seasons, and so on. With each retelling the stories gained a certain weight and power. Specifics were remembered and passed down, and soon the stories achieved a life of their own, becoming legends. Legends, having been retold for generations, eventually became the foundations for ancient belief systems. There were gods of the oceans, goddesses of nature, deities representing everything from the sun and moon to war and love. These divine beings, who poetically mirrored ourselves and our own nature, were embraced and worshipped; were given their own stories and a life of their own.
That is the idea and the inspiration behind The New Mythology - to create a pantheon of beings that represent aspects of ourselves and our surroundings that are intrinsic and, even still, sacred.
MEDIA: color pencil, watercolor, marker, acrylic