Visual culture is thoroughly saturated with wishful images - what we think we want to see, or descriptions of how we think others want us to be. Is it possible that so many images flood our senses that we have a difficult time conceptualizing ‘present-ness’ or 'now'? The painted image can capture a rush of images - each fragment frozen, claiming a place in the whole. Seeing these frozen explosions of fragments – slowing them down – can re-present a narrative, pose new possible narratives, or reveal each fragment’s original intent. This contemplation of multiple parts is essential to understanding (and for me experiencing) a present state of mind – and a critical thoughtfulness of the intent of the images that surround us daily.
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