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The Heroine's Journey

In "The Hero With a Thousand Faces, the mythologist Joseph Campbell describes a common story structure, a mono-myth that can be found in folk tales all over the world. It's a concept Hollywood has dined out on for decades. Julie explored the question of what a Heroine's Journey might look like in a 16 part suite of digital collages. 


The paintings below arise from the digital collages which follow.

"Waking Up",  

Oil on Canvas

The journey begins. Something disturbs the status quo. Here, a bird serves her to notice. Has she noticed Icarus falling into the sea? Perhaps, regardless as internal pressure mounts, her life won't be the same. 

'Unexpected Friends'

Oil on Canvas

Another stage in the not necessarily, linear journey. 

Here the heroine can be alone, or feel alone in facing challenges. 

Then unexpected friends or allies turn up.

In myth, metaphor or in life, these helpers may also take the form of an animal.  

Examples of the 16 suite digital collage. The complete suite of cards are available for sale. 

© 2021 by Julie Cunningham.

Shoalhaven & Sydney NSW Australia  0411109813 

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