Far Away and Splendid
Far Away and Splendid was a remote exhibition that ran from March 2021 to May 2021. Please click the following panoramic digital paintings to view them in virtual reality.
Humans have yet to determine exactly where what we know as the sky ends and outer space begins. The area of earth’s gravitational pull, or atmosphere, extends roughly halfway to the moon. This precious space hangs above every person, connecting us all and allowing the planet’s freshwater to circulate through the cloud cycle. Ingenuity and imagination have made sky sailing a reality for many. Far Away and Splendid is an ode to escapism. Yet, everything eventually returns to the ground. Planes touch down. Screens go dim, then dark. Eyelids lift. Ultimately, perhaps we love the sky so dearly because of what lies beneath it.
The Waiting Things
The Waiting Things is about the aspects of dependence and imagination that we live with as children but tend to lose as we grow into adults. Many may find themselves returning to a more child-like existence in their final days. Rather than undignified or disheartening, I choose to view this transition in a comforting light. It seems a bittersweet reminder of the finiteness of life on earth and of how we must keep faith in a better world beyond the one we know.