Superhero Unfolding (SU) is the underlying concept for a series of art projects. It is one of three concepts that began to develop while I was in treatment for breast cancer in 2016. Superhero Unfolding holds the view that inside of each and every human lies a superhero ready to awaken, ready to unfold. These heroes are waiting to be recognized, appreciated and called forth. SU is about connecting with the divine and the evolution of the human spirit, in an age of rampant consumerism and spiritual materialism. Examining the gradual process of awakening to divinity, while co-existing in a fast-paced, image-obsessed society, the project enlists pop-culture symbols, imagery and marketing practices to attract and engage the viewer/consumer.
Superhero Unfolding explores themes of identity and self expression, using the iconography of popular culture. Superheroes, to be precise. Superheroes were chosen because of their status as modern myths, their prominence in our culture and the effect that their stories have on the collective consciousness of our society. SU intends to co-opt the brand of the superhero. To use its symbols and imagery as a means to inspire self-discovery, empowerment and liberation.
“Every man is a divinity in disguise,