New PDF release: Accalia and the Swamp Monster

By Kelli Scott Kelley

ISBN-10: 0807155136

ISBN-13: 9780807155134

As the writer and artist of a heroine's surreal trip via a haunting southern panorama, Kelli Scott Kelley finds the mastery of her craft and the robust narrative skill of her art. Borrowing from Roman mythology, Jungian research, and the psychology of fairy stories, Kelley offers a narrative of family members disorder, atonement, and transformation.

Reproductions of her art -- mixed-media work completed on repurposed vintage linens -- punctuate the story of Accalia, who's tasked with convalescing the hands of her father from the stomach of the swamp monster. Visually and metaphorically, Accalia's odyssey enchants and displaces as Kelley delicately balances the disquieting with the primary.

Rich in symbolism and expertly composed, Accalia and the Swamp Monster pulls readers into the actual realm via Kelley's chimerical imagery after which pushes them in the direction of the internal global of the unconscious. thus, Kelley's tale is followed via essays from Jungian analyst Constance Romero and artwork historian Sarah Bonner.

A end result of approximately a decade of labor, introspection, and examine, Accalia and the Swamp Monster is either an entrancing exhibit of Kelley's paintings and an confirmation of the transformative strength of fairy tales.

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