The Cinema Triptych looks to film as a contemporary engine for mythology. It is a collection of memories from movies that use storytelling to subliminally transform performance into truth or fact. In time, the spectator creates individualized patterns in conversation with the visual narrative, enhanced by personal experience and imagination. This particular work focuses on illness and healing:
“The Leperd” is based on images of leprosy in cinema. The bearer imparts his disease through touch and has deformed extremities and facial features. He is the disease itself and is surrounded by foliage and a leopard inspired by medieval illuminations. Personally, it represents the first traumatic childhood memory from film; it embodies the infant association of leopards with the disease as well as its historic frame.
“Aceso” is the tapestry of cures. A body claimed by religion, insects, and needles, and medicines. Aceso was the Greek embodiment for the process of curing rather than a healer or panacea.
“Black Tears” tells the story of Plague. The Bird sits on the shoulder of illness. He is a harbinger, an omen, carrying the face of a plague mask worn by doctors during times of Bubonic plague.