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Sisyphus

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a king punished by being cursed to roll a huge boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down. The endless labor of my art work that repeats in a small loop (Bless You, Pull Strings) relates to the Greek myth. I like to think about the work in this way, sort of pointless and meandering, which is why there is room for humor and poetry in the pieces. The plight of Sisyphus is relatable to the daily grind, the learning process, creating and deconstructing. Relating to the way our bodies cycle, the earth revolves around the sun, the myth only points out what we already know and understand. I also try to tap into those un/subconscious understandings we share when I use repetition and rotation in my work. It is a way to tap into a meditative state where logic falls apart, but everything makes perfect sense.