Date of Award

2000

Document Type

Senior Scholars Paper (Open Access)

Department

Colby College. Art Dept.

Advisor(s)

(unknown)

Abstract

The essence of the project is to approach the legends and myths through the senses, placing them in the memory and into the viewers imagination by means of narrative imagery and fantastical sounds. Despite growing up on the west coast of Scotland I never knew the stories of the Celts, they have only recently become a part of my imagination. They are fresh to my mind, full of life, color and mystery. The world of the Celts is a wonderful place to play in. I do not propose to pass on a dictatorial view of the stories I have found. I want my viewers to make their own fairy tales, create their own heroes. I want them to wake up and remember that they have an imagination and a belief system of their own. It does not matter where their beliefs come from, my mind is intrigued by the Celts, but every person has their own guide. There are lessons to be learned from every story and we are all free to tell whatever story we desire.

Keywords

Mythology, Celtic, myths, senses, narrative imagery, fantastical sounds

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