Academic journal article The Southern Review

Artist's Statement

Academic journal article The Southern Review

Artist's Statement

Article excerpt

In my work I explore both the lack of harmony between human beings and nature and our inability to achieve a unity with the natural world. I strive to uncover hidden worlds in which harmony can exist and heal. In many of my works, children, who represent vulnerability, are placed in a diaphanous universe of potential solutions and revived through a new and intimate, perhaps mystical, reconnection to nature.

Recently I've been interested in landscapes that present the interzone between urban and rural spaces. These places function as a refuge or escape, where wilderness is enshrined but traces of humans are evident. I view them as spaces of emotion, memory, and solitude, and where reality conjures illusion. The work invites us to journey into this unknown, undefined place of possibility, mystery, and beauty, where we find moments of clarity and introspection, and where we may even find answers about our own identity and how we experience ourselves in the world. …

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