The works you find here are created digitally for a very pointed reason. I find the meticulous insatiably difficult to avoid and personally thrive on it. Over the years having worked with a lot of different media, Photoshop gives me the full gamut- endless possibilities. I am able to fine tune down to the pixel, layering images in ways that are impossible with 2 or 3D materials.
In addition to the actual physical process of making the art, philosophically I have my reasons. I find it fascinating that as a culture we have this one, particular, wide open space of interconnection called… the internet… It lays at our feet and fingertips offering multitudes of information and images. Because of this technology we have the ability to take a peek into the past as well as the present, observing pieces and fragments of our collective from varying and amazingly beautiful personal perspectives.
I borrow these individual perspectives/images (and use my own) to manipulate them in Photoshop, cutting/pasting/layering as a means to create a sort of visual collective consciousness, striving to connect the dots, microscopic and global, finding balance and connection in the seemingly disconnected. I rely on my intuition as my guide and with the addition of my autobiographical perspective I am able to complete some circles. This is my attempt to create beauty and connection out of the seemingly chaotic.
The connection between Science and Spirituality inspires and drives my quest. Our insatiable need to know who we are and where we come from. Constantly searching for connectedness, attempting to find home. I believe that home resides within and that everyday is an opportunity to shut our doors, hibernate, pay attention without distraction, and practice self love. Much like the atoms that make up our physical bodies I scavenge to pick apart pieces of history, our ancestral DNA, to find links that inspire me to delve deeper.
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual…The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.” -Carl Sagan