My work focuses on the sensate body as an object that collects,
processes and stores information. Specifically, I am interested
in how cognitive and visceral experiences shape our sense of
self and how that self is reflected in artistic pursuits. Art
can be difficult to define, but regardless of how it is interpreted,
it has healing potential. Defined as a state of being, art can
attempt to fill tensions that exist between man and nature, the
self and the other, as well as man and himself.
On an individual level, the human body is divided from other
bodies, form its environment, and often, it is divided between
the knowledge and experience of itself and its unconscious mind.
These are three of the most basic struggles that humans have
to contend with, but these tensions are experienced because of
the separation that is initially created by the physical surface
of objects. Skin, in this sense, becomes very important to my
work, because it is the single division between the external
world and our internal selves. It is the surface on which the
world and the body collide inscribing intimate details of histories,
fears, and desires.
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