Twisted Myths

Twisted Myths is a series of paintings that critique and re-imagine historical themes and motifs. With bold colors and juicy paint, the work evokes the zeitgeist of today, expressing the contemporary anxiety, millennial burnout, personal angst, and general #mood of our distorted reality. Each painting plays with distortion, twists the myths that we hold as tradition, and deconstructs the stories we tell as truths. Whether revisiting Eve as the original censored woman, or simply painting a belly and memorializing the expansive flesh that we are taught to hide, Twisted Myths is a means of catharsis – a way to reclaim and recontextualize what we think we know.

© Copyright 2012 by Erika Clugston

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