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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. In this suite the Heroine is served notice by a bird to see what is happening inside and out. Either she doesn't notice Icarus falling into the sea or she does. Whichever, things won't be the same as her internal pressure mounts. 

'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. 

© 2017 by Julie Cunningham.

Shoalhaven & Sydney NSW Australia  0411109813 

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