CATLIN O'CONER

The antecedent for art is nature. As a society we have allowed ourselves to become alienated from nature and our environment. Clarity can only emerge when we challenge our ego and restore ourselves to the relationship with nature that is intrinsic to our existence. Through repeated motifs I want to communicate the positive effects of repeated exposure to a denser and wilder environment.

I am interested in the alternating balance between presence and absence, the immediacy of life and the boundlessness of nature. Even in the age of technology, we are presented with limitations and control from nature. I want my illustrative work to evoke voluntary submersion and identification with the environment. To allow immersion by letting nature overwhelm your senses until you are part of that space instead of separate from it. By exposing ourselves to an environment, an honest expression can be found in the dematerialization of the self.

MA authorial Illustration show

NEXUS