Full Fathom Five show at Plus+Gallery, Denver 2008
In dream symbolism, water is a metaphor for the depths of human emotions; travels across oceans through water represents an emotional journey. Likewise, shipwreck and immersion are metaphors for emotional turmoil and crisis. My mind sifts through a pastiche of images, creating a two-way dialog between past and present, order and chaos, art and everyday life.
Like changing channels on a TV, or surfing the web, images move like a sliding puzzle, a gridwork of cultural meanings — elusive, oblique references, innuendo, erotic symbolism, implications, metaphors, unclear boundaries, non sequiturs, incongruities, romantic ideas.
We swim through a sea of images. Each one carries a message in our subconscious. Attempts to structure thought are largely futile. My brain “has a mind of its own.”