From the Veils
2017 - TBD, Acrylic, Various Sizes
In this project, I want to explore the ideas behind reality and physicality in contrast with thoughts and dreams. This series is arranged in a rhythmus, or cadence, with each beat exploring a different aspect of the subject. Chicken Vase is the starting point of this project (not unlike an egg). It's a ludicrous piece of pottery that looks like it shouldn't exist, but does. Its existence suggests someone put in time and thought to create it and bring it into being. To me, it begs the question, "Why do we harbor and birth certain ideas over others?" I hope to blur the lines between what is real, what isn't, and question if there's any difference between thoughts and physical objects.
Rhythmus 1 - Chicken Vase - Which came first, the chicken vase or the egg? What originally started as a simple vase, has gained more meaning in the process of applying it to canvas. Not every idea brought into the physical world needs to have purpose or be aesthetically pleasing. Ideas may just exist in their physical shell we create for them.
Rhythmus 2 - Epiphany - This triptych is about thoughts that never come to fruition. Ideas of conservation, preservation, or protection, stuck and never moved into action. Instead we continue on our path, destroying our physical place in the universe.
Rhythmus 3 - Dreams - The act of internally processing a concept is so fragile and delicate. Such ideas are lost in a moment of consciousness, never to be remembered again. If you delve too deeply into the dream to recover your thought, you could lose your mind and your grasp on reality.