Local folklore are symbolic myths are passed down from generation to generation, it is evidential that they affect how people view certain subjects. These myths, some are fictional and some are based on true stories to reflect on social structures in the past, there for culture and tradition are over somewhat exaggerated through these beliefs of Buddhism, Brahms and Animism (Spiritual), this also includes how sexuality is viewed.

Some of these beliefs are told through mythical characters and some stories are even ‘confirmed’ to be true, and the characters are real people who actually existed to strengthen these beliefs. The stories are taught in school, and no questions are raised about their authenticity but the actual question is what do these ideologies stand for? Why up-hold such ideas? This reflects upon the power of belief and its hold in shaping society’s frame of mind.

The artist takes inspiration upon this subject matter. Ideals and beliefs had held power over people for many centuries. It plays a big role in our everyday life. Stories that are told through religious beliefs are passed on through generations, through Literature, Fairy Tales, Legends all relating to divines and the extraordinary, meaning that these stories can be both real and fiction with a purpose to relate the past to the present. Not only does it explain social structures in the past, it is also a tool used to maintain the same frame of mind in the present, to forever immortalise these ideologies.

For the artist, her work is to question these beliefs.

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