Into The Abyss
CPK / 2022
Into The Abyss / Steel, Pepper’s Ghost, Gif
The brain consists of a channel of wires responsible for basic functions like reflexes in constant communication with a sea of molecules that determine our emotions. In my creative process I act as a tourist traveling through the brain snapping pictures along the way in order to better understand my own brain and convey my thoughts and feelings to others in ways that are difficult for me to express verbally. In this piece, the viewer is invited into my brain as it felt during post-pandemic life while the Supreme Court deliberated on Roe v. Wade and war raged in Ukraine. My art reflects the cyclical nature of the human condition as one bares witness to the horror of reality, flees into the warm embrace of momentary escapism, and the return to reality recharged and ready to work.