University of Arkansas, Fayetteville


"Journeys" primarily investigates the interpretation of one form of expression to another; i.e., the visual interpretation of myth through an in terms of the contemporary individual's psychological voyage. The basis for this study comes from the writings of noted scholar Joseph Campbell and others who place myth in the position of the inward, not the outward journey in the quest for human discovery. As Bill Moyers so eloquently states in The Power of Myth. "myths are the stories of our search through the ages for truth, for meaning, for significance. We all need to tell our story and to understand our story ... " This research project is realized in its final form as a body of creative work for exhibition purposes. It is of significance to note that for artists, the exhibition of creative research parallels the publication of written research in other fields. The project is an outgrowth of my past work and as a logical extension of that work, this investigation demonstrates a relevance to an in a historical context, as well as an exploration of contemporary artistic and intellectual activity.