By Kelli Scott Kelley
As the writer and artist of a heroine's surreal trip via a haunting southern panorama, Kelli Scott Kelley finds the mastery of her craft and the robust narrative skill of her art. Borrowing from Roman mythology, Jungian research, and the psychology of fairy stories, Kelley provides a narrative of family members disorder, atonement, and transformation.
Reproductions of her paintings -- mixed-media work achieved on repurposed vintage linens -- punctuate the story of Accalia, who's tasked with getting better the fingers of her father from the stomach of the swamp monster. Visually and metaphorically, Accalia's odyssey enchants and displaces as Kelley delicately balances the disquieting with the widely used.
Rich in symbolism and expertly composed, Accalia and the Swamp Monster pulls readers into the actual realm via Kelley's chimerical imagery after which pushes them in the direction of the interior international of the unconscious. for this reason, Kelley's tale is followed by means of essays from Jungian analyst Constance Romero and paintings historian Sarah Bonner.
A fruits of approximately a decade of labor, introspection, and examine, Accalia and the Swamp Monster is either an entrancing show of Kelley's paintings and an confirmation of the transformative energy of fairy tales.
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Accalia and the Swamp Monster by Kelli Scott Kelley