The work is inspired by Bulgarian mythology and folklore.
The idea for it came to me while I was watching Hayao Miyazaki`s “Spirited Away” and I have used the same title for this reason.
The predominant symbol is that of the goddess and the spirit, enriched by the graphic visualisation of it in the background, also a symbol of the goddess . This is a traditional Bulgarian symbol used in various techniques like weaving and embroidery and is a symbol of the Mother Goddess.
She is the source of the energy, and in the work she is The Observer, but at the same time the spirit is a projection of herself and she, being multifaceted, can materialise in various ways.
The energy that carries two sets of masks is a traditional Bulgarian spirit, called Kuker. This is a person dressed as a monstrous creature, whose purpose is to scatter the evil.
The costume here is actually reversed, the kuker is wearing a human mask. This is representation of the duality in our world and how things are interchangeable, maintaining the same strength, only reversed