Theory of Forms
âThe origins of the archetypal hypothesis date back as far as Plato. Plato's ideas were pure mental forms that were imprinted in the soul before it was born into the world. They were collective in the sense that they embodied the fundamental characteristics of a thing rather than its specific peculiarities. â
Each culture creates its own archetypes depending on its origins whether its chocmool or mercury they share the same spirit, I have created my own language of archetypes that represent the current culture heroâs that are important to me. Many of the Archetypes live in the stars, they are always there and appear at night when people would tell stories of their culture heroâs so they could talk about them and show them to the people who were listening to the tale .for this reason I have set my archetypes in the stars.
One year several therapists and psychiatrists had purchased my art work for their offices, I thought this was strange so I asked one of them why, he plainly said âyour art work is founded in Jungian philosophy â this was a surprised to me as it had never occurred to me. I got a crib notes on Jung and then realized that my ideas in my art work are based on a combination of Platoâs ideas and philosophy and native American thought, Jung used these ideas as his foundation to build on.
The work that you see is constantly evolving so tier meanings change as time passes
Two examples are:
-For my culture hero I choose a crying boy, when I first drew him he was like Edward Muchs scream overwhelmed with reality, and now he might be frustrated with man. But he is still there crying, overwhelmed and there in the stars
-The collective unconscious is my idea of the common thread that runs thru us all playing ball in this summer dusk.
These ideas are not firm and the viewer brings with them their culture to imprint on the images