My work investigates how self-concept and identity are altered by emotional responses to personal and global events. The imagery examines emotional biochemistry and how our emotional responses to our environment filter through our neurological anatomy and eventually effect how we view ourselves and our place in the world. As I recycle perceived memories or process current events, communication within the brain develop allostasis, or the balancing and stabilizing of basic physiological life functions during changing environmental and developmental contexts. My goal is to gain an understanding of the self and to use art as a means for communicating with levels of my unconscious in an intense experiment of self-discovery. The end result is a documentation towards understanding.
This series of studies examines the slow changing process of self through using imagery of slowly altering stones.