M o u n t a i n S i g n a l
A mountain-scape provides a ascending and descending horizon that fades into the distance while a blocked-out green line provides a level marker. Thinking of the perception of this type of scenery I decided that the line would be a type of code for what was being seen - a median that has compressed the changing elevation into its overall visual impression ie. the horizon line.
In my practice I am ever-curious about the way that we perceive the world around us and in the case of this series ("Imprint") I am showing my constant consciousness in regards to the perception of the world built in our minds versus the coded information that we are receiving. I'm inspired by modern theorists like cognitive scientist Donald D. Hoffman who argue that the world presented to us by our perceptions is actually nothing like reality.
M o u n t a i n S e q u e n c e
In this work I am using pattern to represent the code we receive to build the scenery of this "mountain-scape" in our minds.
This work is part of the series called "Imprint". I am exploring the idea of how we perceive the world around us and the impression it has upon our being - physically and mentally.
The sequence of dots punctuates the calming vista of the mountains as a reminder that we are receiving coded stimuli and then interpreting that data in the form of an image.
P o r t a l S i g n
In my past work I have created images with a similar shape floating in a landscape such as this.
The previous work has been more colour saturated and the floating shape has been painted with a flat black paint. I then referred to this shape as a "portal" and let it represent a passageway into the terrain, an echo of the viewer's immersion into the landscape by the process of viewing.
Here the shape is painted white and it's blank quality is a "stand-in" for the black portal. Instead of a portal it signifies that a portal is here. Once again this explores the idea of visual information being presented in a code ( like a sign ) that we subsequently interpret. This work is part of my series of paintings called "Imprint" which deals with the process of visual perception.