Artist Statement - "Selfscapes"
"I make art to help people feel good about themselves. I hope to bring the human experience out of modernity and into the timeless and the natural. I make this art because I have long found many of my problems to be rooted in social norms and cultural expectations. I never feel more liberated than when I am away from civilization, in the solitude of nature. I created this series with acrylic paint on ceramic tiles. Some tiles are figurative while others are simple landscapes.
I made these pieces shortly after leaving London for rural living in Japan. I lived in nature, far away from a city, without internet, biking for long periods of time to buy food and bring home water. This was an introspective chapter of my life, one in which I became deeply connected to nature and my inner emotions. To me, these pieces represent a balance between inner and outer landscapes, between the emotional and the physical."
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