Title of Artwork: The Creation Myth
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Date created: August 2015
The Creation Myth
playfully reminds us of the numerous stories people have crafted over the years to help understand human origin and the phenomena of life and existence. The work depicts an octopus, a symbol of creativity and illusion, escaping directly from the woman’s open womb. This lighthearted creation narrative seeks to join the list of the stories fabricated before it. Here humans, particularly women, are the essence of life and from life stems creativity. Creation Myth removes the commonly held belief that life stemmed from an intangible, divine spirit and instead suggests that existence is earthly and continues to exist due to the power of creativity and the mind.