The human mind has many tricks and shortcuts it uses to decipher visual information. As we take in imagery of the world around us, our brains have a narrow focus on what is important for survival and reduces the rest to simple shapes and colors: imagery recognized and filled in with previous knowledge. This is a wonderful gift, but it leaves much of the detail of the world unnoticed by passersby, and our memories a fragmented haze. This piece is a street scene viewed through the lens of memory and periphery.
ink and gouache on collaged paper
Personal Artwork - private collection