In this work I have expanded upon imagery associated with the figure of the bride. My goal has been to synthesize the contemporary image of the bride in white ceremonies with the universal concept of the bride which has its roots in ancient history and culture.
The objective has been to create my own visual mythology. The Magenta bridal myth is derived from hundreds of images I have photographed, filmed, researched, sculpted, drawn and collected.
A key set of images are those in which I have filmed the bridal figure in the southwest landscape. Influenced by classical Greek art, I have monumentalized the bride by placing her on a mountain top (her own Acropolis) where she becomes a white column-like form against the rocks and sky.
A surrealistic wedding chapel-movie theater is another setting for my bridal figure. In this environment I have emphasized the rear view of the bride; the view which is observed by spectators at a wedding. The rear view implies both anonymity and universality. When the bride is seen from a frontal position, the image is frequently associated with the ritual of veiling and unveiling.