Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 Fine Art / Abstract

Mythos

  • Photographer
    Yvon Jolivet

Mythos is a photographic series which refers to human mythology, sacred story, who consists in explaining our origins and cultural practices. 1) Alectryon or the morning chant In Greek mythology, Alectryon who was assigned by Ares to stand guard outside his door while the god indulged in illicit love with Aphrodite. Cause he fell asleep on guard duty and Helios walked in. Ares punished Alectryon by turning him into a rooster. So, he will never forget to announce the arrival of the sun in the morning.(material:dead wood and insects scars on it) 2) Hydra In the Second Labor of Heracles, the Hydra of Lerna was a serpentine water monster in Greek mythology.(material:dead wood) 3) Remanence of Eden or Forbidden fruit Drooping shapes recall the light veil of the fabrics and the shape at mid-height represents a fruit near the heart. it's a represention of the repressed desires of our humanity.(material:snow drift) 4) Chaos Chaos was the first thing to exist. For the Roman poet Ovid, Chaos was an unformed mass, where all the elements were jumbled up together in a shapeless heap.(Material:Rock) 5) Lost Paradise In the christian Genesis, the humanity lost the paradise after biting the forbidden fruit. And now, he's alone to judge his actions.

The object of my work is to give a new meaning to the forms inside his natural rhythm, breaking the spaces and time, and recombine them into each other in order or disorder to create a new world from the old one.