The works in this gallery form part of my Mytheic Series of works (Μυθεοικά Έργα). I commenced on this series mid 2008 AD (2784 μΟ). To date (July 2785 μΟ [2009 AD]) this series comprises of 10 completed drawings, one completed painting and one photomontage. There are as many rudimentary drawings.
The word "Mytheic" (Μυθεοικά) is one I coined myself. Its explanation is outside the scope of this essay, but is available in Post Humanist Transhumanist Amazon (published in 2019).
My 2008 essay on the σφίγγα and πυθία explains the series in the context of the artwork.
This series is a consequence of research undertaken after events in the year 2001, the year in which devout representatives of Islam asserted emphatically that religion's raison d'etre. Were it not for this expression of Islamic devotion I would probably still have been content to produce art with clever, improbable and unexpected juxtapositions simply for their own sake.
<>The works in this series are accompanied by a considerable body of writing to explain both the motifs, as well as the titles of individual pieces. The image below for instance has 3 titles:
~ Αθήνα στον Άδη
These are no mere homonyms - even if philologists whose theories are based on unsupported assumptions deem them to be. Athena, as an example, has been misunderstood because the cosmological significance behind her attributes is unknown. Without knowledge of these associations theories on, for instance, the etymology of her name, and her origins, are irrelevant.
Staying with my Athena drawing, some of the elements in this image are juxtapositions which I use to emphasise historical problems because of bad history. For instance:
The relationships of the Assyrians, the armour, and Athena are explained in a 70 page essay which is accompanied with appendices. Other images, such as my Medousas/swastikas, are intend to explain the meaning of the Medousa, her cosmological significance, and why she is a swastika rendered as an anthropotherion. Again, the writings which accompany the images examine bad history. The swastika is the Greek Gammadion. It is NOT an Indian symbol. It is found in Lerna until Lerna was sacked in the 24th/23rd century BC. It first appears in India a century after the sack of Lerna (see clay imprints from Lerna below).
I had applied to the Australia Council for funding to enable me to complete the paintings as well as to complete my writing of the essays that accompany these works. My application was rejected (July 2785 μΟ [2009 AD]).
A sample of writing that approximates the explanatory writings which accompany these images (which is posted on the internet) is one that accompanies my drawing of Πυθία Pythia.
The explanation above was written in mid 2009. The μυθεοικά έργα were drawn onto canvas and were ready for painting by the end of 2010. Painting was to begin in 2011. Instead I was hit with a bizarre law-suit that should have been thrown out-of-court from the outset. This suit became an attack on the integrity of my art, my honour and reputation by the Australian judiciary. This attack has extended to over 6 years of court battles while I have attempted to restore the integrity of my art, my honour and reputation. The matter now rests with Geneva as acomplaint of the violation of my human rights by the State, Australia, by its 3rd arm of government, the judiciary.
The prepared canvases are now on a rack (see above) and have remained unpainted for a decade. An expanded explanation of the μυθεοικά έργα is now published in the book Post Humanist Transhumanist which can be bought as either a print or kindle edition from Amazon. The complaint against the Australian judiciary can be found at RedlegVartists.com.