Established Photo Digital Artist. Currently working in Mixed Media
Artist Statement Mykel Hibbard My work as a photographer and visual artist is very much a personal journey, allowing me to visually manifest archetypal imagery, born in the unconscious and accessed through a meditation technique called "Active Imagination." (Jungian psychology places a heavy emphasis on dream interpretation wherein the conten's of one's unconscious are translated into images, narrative or personified as separate entities – The Red Book) Although trained as a traditional photographer, I found that various editing processes allowed me to manipulate images in a more conceptual, painterly direction. As part of my creative evolution, I now find myself experimenting with more mixed media techniques. In my opinion, while the ways and means may vary, in the end, it is all storytelling. Endlessly influenced by The Great Masters as well as Victorian literature and art. Tennyson, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John William Waterhouse and the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood helped shape my vision. Photographic voices include avant-garde photographer Man Ray, the great innovator Edward Weston and the diverse Paul Strand. Most recently and most profoundly influenced by the writings of Carl Gustav Jung and Joseph Campbell.