I have found it essential and of personal interest to relate my work to existing historical information whether it be true, false or distorted. Each work exemplifies an interpreted statement of perceived events of that occurrence. My new body of work follows in the same pattern. Having researched a particular aspect of chronicled medieval history it allows me to explore a contemporary approach of information prevalent at that time. Each work explores an individual component of medieval confrontation including vassalage, early forms of feudalism, romance and other varied intricacies of chivalry. The protection and supportive nature in the time-line of medieval chivalric society is well documented in religious chronicles.
In my recent work I have established a point of departure by utilizing imagery depicting a pertinent aspect or occurrence in this period of time. This information is applied in a contemporary visual format, challenging an element of creativity without losing the intent of the immediate depicted chivalric theme. The format is presented as a montage, a deviation from my previous work. They utilize a variety of mixed media including paper, clay, wood and metal.
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