Inspired by the history of folktales and myths, Fabled is a collection of mixed works that view animals and landscapes through the lens’s of fantasy. The pieces embody the connection between realism and imagination. Nature has always sparked humanity’s curiosity about the unknown. Much like folktales, the works in this series reimagine the familiar into something unfamiliar and encourage the viewer to see their reality in a different light.
About the Artists:
Twin sisters who graduated from ETSU last year!
Animals and myths are the heart of my work. I like to reimagine the wild stories of creatures, crypto’s, and other phenomena as if they took place in the rural areas of Southern Appalachia. Growing up on a couple of farms, I spent a lot of time imagining the strange things that could be happening in the world around me. I enjoy illustrating this altered version of our reality and capturing the feeling of mystery, curiosity and the discovery of something out of the ordinary. It has become a creatively cathartic way of working as an artist and storyteller by sharing my own interpretation of Appalachian mythology.
My work explores fantastical dreamlike scenes of nature. Living in a rural setting, I feel at home surrounded by trees, flowers, and wildlife of all kinds. The subjects in my pieces represent the strange beauty within the world we love in. The theme of my work revolves around twilight moments of hopefulness and longing.