The pieces are an expression of Sam’s ability to respond to the information and perspectives being presented to them while studying at Humboldt State in the disciplines of Child Development, Indigenous Education, and Studio Art.
Combining their studies through mediums of constructing canvases, applying brush stroked layers of paint, and ink washing to compose imagery allows the artist to join in on the resistance through dismantling misplaced concreteness.
This process allows for re-purposing and reclaiming interdisciplinary dialogue so that it may be available for expanding templates of communication and consideration. May these pieces function as catalysts for furthering the capacity for conversations and interpretations regarding our interactions with ourselves and and with our sociopolitical, ecological, and historical context.
a fluctuating personal philosophy
This approach is explorative, passionate, and leaves many questions unanswered. Similarities can be found in the play we engage in as infants and toddlers. Aided by metaphors this perspective sees ambiguously how we are mirrored in landscapes carrying ecological knowledge. DNA memory is carried in the flow of our aquatic skeleton as an activation of our senses that guides us to become and flourish. Our anatomy suggests this is a submergence experiencing shape shifting liquid. A continuously regenerating approach to movement, co-creation, relationships, self-concept, and reflection. Encouraging intelligence that arrives in multiple forms implying that it has no definitive appearance.