The body is the middle space between being and becoming, a macrocosm of the universe, and a synthesis of identity and change. My work displays the body as this action, subject to and dependent upon natural laws of life, death, cyclicity, and entropy, while also abstracting it as a landscape; a space, site, and container for embedded memory, histories, and sublimity.
By paralleling the body and its psychic, physical, and spiritual territories with idealized and non-idealized landscape, I reveal symmetry and synergy, even as I understand that what is yearned for (and what is possible) is an orientation towards luminosity; progression and expansion, within our lived experience. Via a conceptual, mixed media approach to materials and process, I reveal and illustrate this understanding.
"The world as experience belongs to the basic word I-It. The basic word I-You establishes the world of relation." (Martin Buber, I and Thou)
*I and Thou, by Martin Buber, Touchstone, New York, 1996