Kelli Scott Kelley's 'Accalia and The Swamp Monster' (Signed, Hardcover)

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Kelli Scott Kelley's 'Accalia and The Swamp Monster' (Signed, Hardcover)

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A fairytale unlike any other, born in the swamp…


BRG artist member Kelli Scott Kelley’s 2014 book, Accalia and the Swamp Monster, is a surreal journey through a haunting southern landscape. In it, Kelley borrows from Roman myths, Jungian analysis, and the psychology of fairy tales to create a truly unique story of family dysfunction, atonement, and transformation.

Reproductions of her artwork -- mixed-media paintings executed on repurposed antique linens -- punctuate the tale of Accalia, who is tasked with recovering the arms of her father from the belly of the swamp monster. Visually and metaphorically, Accalia's odyssey enchants and displaces as Kelley delicately balances the disquieting with the familiar.

Rich in symbolism and expertly composed, Accalia and the Swamp Monster pulls readers into the physical realm through Kelley's chimerical imagery and then pushes them towards the inner world of the subconscious. To that end, Kelley's story is accompanied by essays from Jungian analyst Constance Romero and art historian Sarah Bonner.

A culmination of nearly a decade of work, introspection, and research, Accalia and the Swamp Monster is both an entrancing display of Kelley's art and an affirmation of the transformative power of fairy tales.

Each copy is hand signed by Kelli Scott Kelley.


Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN-13: 978-0807155134

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