The human – non-human animal relationship is an overarching theme of my art practice. The Deities Series explores the animal mythology around Ancient Civilisation Gods and Religion and how the relationships between human and non-human animals differ between now and then. In the ancient world, humans were not just close to animals but, in most cases, deeply dependent on them. They were embedded in local culture and religion, often seen as gods, and sometimes fused with humans to unlock universal secrets beyond human limitations. However, most religions have abandoned the concept of human-animal divinities in the modern world. Our Gods now are purely anthropomorphic which coincides with the human-centric perspective that permeates our relationship with the natural world.
These artworks draw inspiration from myths in Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Norse, and Celtic regions.