Ashley Hankins





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Q: Why do you make art?

A: I make art because I enjoy it and I feel compelled to do so. There is nothing else in my life that I do that calls to me in the same way, nor inspires such a consistent desire to learn, improve, and explore.

Q: What draws you to occult or esoteric topics in art?

A: I often feel like there is something missing in this life, and that reality is deadened by monotony and a bleak socioeconomic outlook. I am drawn to things that would bring something more to this life. That something is often envisioned as occurrences, beings, and forces that are ephemeral, mysterious, not beholden to natural laws, and incapable of being restrained.

Q: What is your favorite occult, esoteric, or mythical concept? Why?

A: It's so hard to choose! If I had to narrow it down, I'd have to say that I am very much in love with Arthurian legend in all of its forms that I have thus far encountered. I also am into the mythology of the British Isles and Norse Mythology as a whole. There are of course others that interest me, and some that I am only just now beginning to learn about, but these are the things that inform my current work the most.