memory. language, art. wittgenstein. books. ceramics.

all sorts of thinkings on memory, language, art, wittgenstein, books, etc, while I am getting on with my MA

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

my work: monomyth journey I-3

"Mapping the Myth of My Own I"
journey 3

This is all about mapping human experience onto the structure of monomyth. Taking my personal knowledge (dealing with disappointment, anger, difficult relatives, search for the grail ) as a background; I try to explain it and structure it using monomyth.

The drawings are a map. They represent (rather than depict) schema of the events

Trying to map the workings of my mind.

PS: Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience. His philosophy is often summarized by his phrase: "Follow your bliss."

Joseph Campbell's term monomyth, also referred to as the hero's journey, refers to a basic pattern found in many narratives from around the world. This widely distributed pattern was described by Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949).