The Iconography Collection that we hold by Ann Ciciani is an exploration of archetypes of popular culture and how they relate to our modern day ‘myths’, that is films, stories and toys. Ann uses 3D casts made from resin and Plaster of Paris to create a landscape of sculpture on board, in which the play of light is also a primary focus.
‘We make toys, write stories and watch films in order to better understand ourselves. The archetypes in current popular culture are an evolution of the cave drawings and myths of ancient people. Just as they used to do, in contemporary society we are still creating these images, toys and stories to better see and understand ourselves and understand the culture we are living in. In this way, the collective consciousness mirrors itself and understands itself better and in doing so continues to evolve’.