Consciousness Artist Statement

Consciousness

This series of paintings illustrates a world of hybrid bioengineered and environmentally degraded forms compromised, as they endeavor to survive their present circumstances on a jeopardized planet. Vibrant surreal hues of ink are applied to the pale industrial matte film in addition to reclaimed print materials and other media collaged into the compositions.

Boundaries become fused and obscured exploring the space between reality, nightmare, imagination, chaos and dream in this recombinant investigation of metamorphosed and adapted life forms.

The component elements of amphibians juxtaposed within the paintings are contemporary environmental and ecological manifestations. In the natural environment, amphibians absorb changes through their skin and many of these and other species are at risk of extinction. These mutations implore through eye contact, the human symbiotic relationship with the earth and it’s species on a conscious level.