...is an exploration of how we perceive and interpret different objects and forms in nature. Does using positive and negative space change the way we feel or view something? The prints are inspired by the Rorchach psychology blotters. The materials used are luminous glass, lending the notion of mystery to the viewer.
I find the creatures selected for my study highly intriguing that I have been fascinated with living the Northwest. The blown/cast glass vessels encompass semi distinct features; giving a notion of what creature it potentially could be. However, the face and bodies are left to the imagination.
Does this speak to us as a society and how we view others? Why does appearance or words from fractal conversations give assumptions and stereotypes about us? Do we really know "What's Inside"?
I make my art for myself, however my latest work is for everyone who has ever been misunderstood. - alex
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance."
"Where perception is, there also are pain and pleasure, and where these are, there, of necessity, is desire."
- Aristotle, Physica
"There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception."
- Aldous Huxley