Lore of Inception
By Corbin Kosak
Lore of Inception is a series of illustrative watercolour paintings explaining the vast spectrum of creation mythologies from around the world. Using these ancient stories as reference, each illustration explains a myth and attempts to capture both its energy and absurdity. Common themes flow throughout every tale, yet each is a unique celebration of the human imagination.
When trying to forge an answer to the mystery of “Where did we come from?” the mind uses its creativity to invent an elaborate, dramatized, and meaningful answer. Our ability to invent or create meaning can quickly transform into a powerful belief, full of provided truth, but at its roots is nothing more than an imagined abstraction. My thesis Lore of Inception reveals the common threads that tie all creation stories together, allowing viewers to realize these absurd provided answers, and encourage them to invent their own true meaning through their imagination.