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Artist Statement:My works deal with personal realizations about the most primitive human behavior and needs. Iappropriate symbolic imagery from multiple sources to illustrate the inconsistencies ofseemingly irreconcilable feelings.I attempt to use my art as solutions to human mishaps, dubbing them as epiphanies. I strive toaddress the inconveniences of the human heart from the mildest instances as by the annoyancecreated by one’s own mistakes, the longing to satisfy hunger yet also eating for pleasure, andcommunal empathy which allows us to care for people we consider estranged from us.In this way, I reduce humans to animals: social, but still beholden to our most carnal desires eventhrough multiple layers of deception by appearance and ideology.
This simplification allows me to dissect varying levels of human interaction, and in a reverseeffect, answer these complicated emotions with visually challenging layers of my owninclination.Proposal:If given the opportunity to work with ARCUS, my concept for the project would focus primarily on theemphasis of “process” that ARCUS prioritizes. The ARCUS project would be my first experience being
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