DescriptionDimensions: 70×100cm (27.5×39.3in)Technique: mixed media (ink drawing on paper, photomanipulation and digital drawing)I revisited the Greek myth and decided to pair Ariadne with the Minotaur, instead of Theseus. Her hair is rolled up into a ball of thread. Instead of falling in love with Theseus and helping him slay the Minotaur and escape the labyrinth, Ariadne fell in love with the Minotaur (actually her half-brother) and tamed the beast.In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man. Minos had Daedalus build a Labyrinth to house the Minotaur, the beast that his wife Pasiphae bore after having intercourse with a bull. (Minos had refused to sacrifice a bull to Poseidon, as the king promised, so the god took revenge by causing his wife to desire the bull). Minos required tribute from Athens in the form of young men and women to be sacrificed to the Minotaur. Theseus, an Athenian, volunteered to accompany one of these groups of victims to slay the monster and deliver his country from the tribute to Minos. Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos, fell in love with Theseus and helped him navigate the Labyrinth, by giving him a ball of thread, which he let unwind through the Labyrinth allowing him to retrace his path. Theseus killed the Minotaur and led the other Athenians back out of the labyrinth.
Ina Mar, Munich, Germany Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement In 2001 I created my first experimental series called "Lightcurves", where I transformed the body into landscape through lighting effects and accessory objects. Since 2001, I have been exploring the notion of metamorphosis and hybridism, mixing media and transforming the representational into abstract, through lighting effects, shooting techniques (such as "traveling" of the camera) or photomanipulation.
My more recent works explore surrealism and the irrationality of dreams and emotions, using a mixed technique: photo, photomanipulation, pencil or ink drawing on paper, paper collage, digital painting... I don't use stock images - my material is "home made": I use my own digital photographs, vintage objects, drawings and textures, collected through years of travels. Most of the fonts are "home made" too - handwritten or "recomposed" using fragments of old letters and notes.
Favourite subjects: the human body, the human mind and the natural environment.
Services: You can book me for graphic design work, book covers, book illustration or personalized artwork.