In my current work I am responding to the psychological impact of “action and reaction.” Sir Isaac Newton explained in his third law of motion that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. I like to think of this law in metaphorical terms beyond the literal mathematical implications. I believe that we exist in a constant state of action and reaction – every being is psychologically reacting to every action around us. I believe through continuously acting and reacting we transfer our emotions to others. Through the process of continual action and reaction, things begin to lose meaning and importance through repetition. As meaning is lost, a void is created. As a result of thinking this way about the void, I started to believe that ‘I’ am basically reduced to nothing; “I” am simply the reflection of my surroundings. Others’ actions and reactions are developing my knowledge and understanding. As a result, they build me as a unique experienced being with a unique personality.
Since my childhood I have had a curiosity about metabolic functions, which has two parts, anabolism and catabolism. Anabolism includes growth and change and catabolism is destruction. I understand art is not just only a language I have come to define art as all-encompassing like the metabolic process. My desire in art is to re-connect to the authenticity that exists in nature, and to remind us of our core instincts.
- Collage Painting
- 5' x 5' ft
- March, 2012