i feel as if art is a type of problem solving tool, for me. i find some kind of a problem that i don't have an answer for and then try to work it out through some kind of creative means, photographs, installations, prints. the end product is my solution or at least reconciliation with the issue, visible to whoever wants to see it. a sort of negotiation to being alive, existing and perceiving. i feel as if Bob Irwin clarifies this concept well.
"To be an artist is not a matter of making paintings or objects at all. What we are really dealing with is our state of consciousness and the shape of our perception."i've compiled a list of ideas that my work revolves around in different veins: kinetic qualities of photography, process, the artist's presence, image as object, identity, time and event, space and environment, perception and metaphysics. the talk will cover work from my junior year until now, most of what's posted on this blog through my current thesis work. it's strange to see where i've been in relationship to where i'm going. how the last eight years of making images could have brought me here. i guess i'll have to wait and see.