Megan Cump holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has showed works all over New York City. Here, she talks about her new series "Black Moon".
"My recent series “Black Moon” constructs a world swallowed by darkness—terrains that skirt the visible. For me, the dark is itself a wilderness of sorts, full of the promise of the unknown. It is fitting that the locations I have photographed: underground caves, deep woods, skies and oceans, conjure up mythic tales of transformation and the underworld. Some of these landscapes are inhabited by wild creatures, including a fox, ghostly white deer, and a shadowy woman who, in one photograph, floats in water black as the night, bringing to mind the ancient Hermetic axiom “as above, so below.” This woman is, in fact, myself, but one could argue that all of the figures, even the animals, are enigmatic self-portraits."