Bertrand Russell once explained that “the raw material out of which the world is built up is not of two sorts, one matter, and the other mind; it is simply arranged in different patterns by its interrelations: some arrangements may be called mental, while others may be called physical.” Though humans experience the world through physically being and doing and mentally thinking and imagining, these seemingly separate experiences are born from one intricate web of interactions.
I work to elaborate upon both everyday and historic scenes from my own position, reimagining archetypes within both imagined and observed spaces. These works are orbited by images retrieved from my environment—the sky, bodies of water, grasses, flowers, and trees. There is an exchange between the physical and the psychological, present and past, original and reproduction. They are frameworks for my studies of life and art, two things felt in equal measure.