Butcher’s works examine the repercussions of modern masculinity in the male psyche. The artifacts and images are tangible reflections of physical, emotional or metaphoric wounds. The iconography acts as a catalyst for the modern males “walkabout” to discover a more substantial sense of meaning and purpose. Combining a modern males’ apotheosis for the Southern Gothic and the psychologically violent climate of America, the personal mythologies explore the psychological hinterland at the core of a fear based culture where instability, exploitation and violence are ever present.
b. 1982 Memphis, TN
B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design 2005