Avondale explores the idea of childhood through an adult perspective by the use of myth, folklore, and magical realism.
Influences of myths from around the world intermingle with personal memory, and create a universal interpretation of
life’s journey. These memories are complied and formed into the persona of Amy Avondale, who creates the fictional
town of Avondale in her mind.
The concept of the Hero Journey, where magical stages coincide with the development of the protagonist’s self-discovery,
were a major influence on the events that occur in Avondale. Events include contemplation of the transitional stages of life,
collecting memories that live inside of river water and family heirlooms, fortune telling, and the reliving of childish acts.