The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy (Francis Ford Coppola)
You are an alchemist; make gold of that (William Shakespeare, The Life of Timon of Athens, Timon at V, i)
Michael de Meng sees himself as an alchemist. Instead of lead, he “take[s] gears, typewriters, and irons, and tr[ies] to transmutate these ordinary objects into something of wonder…”
He starts with a myth and creates his artwork from that. He draws his myths from many different cultures. He creates one sculpture or shrine that represents the essence of the story.
I identify with this notion of narrative behind an artwork.
[I am battling with my pc at them moment, so posting a blog is not an easy task, hence the slight break in blog entries, and the conciseness of the last few].