The language of myth allows a story to be a part of a wider universal context. Although these stories and archetypes may resonate very closely with me on a personal level, their creation derives from collective material and their power lies in the meaning and the broader truths that myths convey. Culled images from magazines, books, and newspapers are manipulated and reassembled in order to activate the archetypes that lie therein. I never start a piece with particulars in mind, serendipity and the personal unconscious guide the composition. The personal becomes collective and conscious once the stories start to emerge.