The Materiality of the Unconscious Mind
The mind creates, the body reproduces. In the material reality, art objects are reproductions of the mind, a mind that uses the body as an organism to materialize ideas, patterns, and emotions. My work examines the need for artistic creation as a means of bridging the gap between our conscious and unconscious minds. Inspired by Jungian theory of Individuation, I explore the therapeutic necessity of art in the modern age. Integrating the symbolic nature of circular forms, found in ancient cultures through to today’s society, in conjunction with my own body parts as an expression and representation of the thoughts and feelings that may not be accessible through conscious effort. This results in a fuller understanding of the decisions we make in life through revealing manifestations of hidden thoughts, feelings, and motives.