Entry Into the Indigenous Abode
My artwork investigates philosophical and spiritual ideas such as the nature of being, becoming, knowledge, perception, consciousness, time, limitation, emancipation and unbounded wholeness. They explore numerous ways to render the nature of dualistic perception as well as how access to one's inherent field of primordial knowing is possible. To be more specific, I inquire how the perceiver, upon closely contemplating the nonrepresentational language in my work, can be incited to gain insight into the nature of conscious perception as well as the underlying matrix from which it emerges. By attending in this manner, I believe there is a possibility for the contemplator's mind to be released from the recognizable contents of consciousness such that an unoccupied space for the direct recognition of one's inherent nature becomes possible. This is central to my investigation of visual media's capacity to spontaneously evoke an immediate awareness that is free from the mind's thought-constructs.