amnesiac_afternoon
Foreigner_detail

DOUBT 

TRUTH OR BELIEF

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We can only believe what we consider to be true, but have we genuinely and thoroughly tested the truth of what we believe? My current work revolves around a fictitious individual who is grappling with the troubles of the world, wondering what meaningful and positive contributions he can make. With each subsequent drawing, an additional facet of this alternate world is revealed, a world derived from our world but which could also serve as a template for reinventing our own. Through the idiom of old advertising slogans painted onto buildings, attitudes are conveyed and questioning is encouraged.   (2020, charcoal on paper, 49 7/8” x 36 ¼”, 126.7 cm x 92.1 cm, frame included)

AMNESIAC AFTERNOON 

A quizzical expression in my model prompted me to make a drawing that spoke of uncertainty. The title, Amnesiac Afternoon, implies that the past is unknown. Without a past, no future can be extrapolated. Without a future to visualize or a past to remember, only the present remains. It is intriguing to contemplate a present that has expanded to entirely fill one’s consciousness, so that neither preconceptions nor expectations can colour one’s vision of the world. What would this timeless experience be like?

 

The woman’s earring is an upside-down question mark.

(1996, charcoal on paper, 28” x 19”, 71.1 cm x 48.3 cm, frame included, sold)

VOYAGE

VOYAGE

PARADISE

PARADISE

IMBALANCE

IMBALANCE

TRANSFORMATION

TRANSFORMATION

DESTINY

DESTINY

CREATION

CREATION

TRANCENDANCE

TRANCENDANCE

UNION

UNION

DOUBT

DOUBT

UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN

MYTH

MYTH

DESIRE

DESIRE