These paintings are made using acrylic and India ink. The world of each image is composed using pulsations and rhythms taken from optical imagery and design. I build gradations of tone onto a rhythmic framework to delineate an image that is constantly being interrupted and abstracted.
Through this work I want to present ‘seeing’ without seeing, to explore the vast distances that separate even the most intimate of connections. We all know and care about others, and yet are surprised sometimes by how little we truly know about their motivations and thinking. Likewise, there are objects, places and ideas we hold dear to ourselves, which reveal sudden, surprising and even confounding aspects, even after we thought we knew them well.
I have only ever seen out of one eye, and don't see three dimensionally the way others take for granted. I started making these images with the aid of a neurobiologist who specializes in optics and am using this drawing style to explore questions I have about how the eye works, how this affects perception, and what knowledge is.
Master of Fine Arts, 2008