...the only simplicity to be trusted is the simplicity to be found on the far side of complexity -Alfred White Northead
The challenge is to understand the image
really on all the levels simultaneously,
and not as an unrelated set of derived images
at different levels of blurring.- J.J. Koenderink
Human perception has a simplicity bias and tends to suppress ambiguity and complexity. We move out of the way for a charging elephant, but are less likely to adapt behaviors to climate change or acknowledge the impact of bacteria on our health. We know the world through vision, yet vision constantly tricks us. I make paintings about the in-between spaces and blind spots; the in-attentional blindness of every day life, interwoven and intertwined and on the verge of incoherence. I am interested in the disconnect between our increasingly complex and fast-moving global world and our limited visual-perceptual abilities. Can the body keep up as short-term conveniences and long-term survival diverge? Can my hand keep up with my digital environment? Can art offer a way of seeing that might help us see reality more truthfully?