Caves hold beauty and command intrigue when standing at the threshold, though it is not until the depths are explored that their sublime beauty can be appreciated. The same is true of the mind, which contains a labyrinth of thought, emotion, memory, desire and fear, waiting to be navigated. These chambers are far removed from the socialised expectations of the ‘masculine’, and pervasive stereotypes assigned to the contemporary man.
Furthermore, the labyrinth can be intimidating and is often ignored or repressed. These works draw from personal experience, after recent periods of introspection lead me to challenge my core beliefs and values, and come to know myself on a more intimate and profound level. Though testing at times, the process is one I’ve been inspired to contemplate and share through my practice.