Beauty is the worm, Truth is the hook. Their purpose is entwined. One cannot function without the other. Beauty loves Truth for its courage. Truth loves Beauty for its fervor. They walk hand in hand along the path to Unity. One cannot be fulfilled without the other.
Seduced sets the ancient story of this immortal love between Truth and Beauty within the familiar mythological milieu of the American West. Endlessly romanticised and exploited, the beauty of the West is teetering on the verge of perversion. Its emptiness is gradually being filled and the mystery extinguished. This work explores how we navigate the relationship between truth and beauty within ourselves. By celebrating the intense beauty of the West, and probing the smoldering truth that is gradually being obscured by the marching forces of destruction, this work encourages deep reflection on one’s own values and complacency.