Author Maureen Murdock is regarded as the first to chart an alternative to Joseph Campbell’s "The Hero’s Journey" paradigm that is more appropriate for women’s life journeys. While Campbell's myths involved only male figures, Murdock believed that women have their own journeys and quests and developed a model to guide us.
The "Small World" series relates to my own Heroine's Journey and my work in integrating masculine and feminine in my own life. As such, it occurred to me only after the fact that the tiny male figures in this series are actually self portraits; figures moving through the world with purpose, agency and vigor, very much rooted in their bodies with their heads obscured to indicate the absence of self-consciousness. This, the antithesis of the first half of my life spent trapped in my head thinking instead of present in my body, being.