Focus & Distraction
This series of works details the curse of our current over-stimulated culture. The work acts as a visual representation of the struggle to be present while in a constant search for distraction. Here, imagery battles for your attention, as the flat colors comment on levels of clear and present focus.
The representational imagery acts as a conduit for more stimulating spaces the mind would rather be. I describe these spaces by using symbols of common distractions; articles that populate that back of your head: goals, shopping, power, fear, travel, beauty, and human interactions. These themes are exciting and our collective culture put a premium on their obtainment, causing a daydream effect.
We find ourselves perpetually looking to the future or to the past while skipping looking at life in real time.These works chronicle and examine this common struggle.