5 Year Anniversary Art Exhibition – Artist Portfolio Magazine
Shawn Saumell – Aubrey, TX
In a perfect world, we discover imperfect circumstances. Ascension, explores four seasons of life. Whether wandering aimlessly, seeking truth and knowledge, entering a path to death, or transcending, we are all creators and creatures of our own perception.
[curiouser and curiouser…]
In the midst of our existence, the way that art is experienced and perceived is sometimes not too far removed from the way that life is perceived and experienced. This is especially so in the realm of photography, an instrument used to document reality. Pareidolia, projection, transference are all common psychological and phenomenological responses to this work.
[further down the rabbit hole…]
A physically constructed reality, photographed and made a tangible image, becomes subject to mentally constructed realities. This still life tableaux utopian/dystopian maquette complete with mannequin surrogates become puppets to ones own content. Narratives and metanarratives are co-authored and adopted by each spectator. The “realness” of these photographs captured through a camera lens are then perceived through the lens of ones mind. Space, time, place, and actuality become more elusive and irrelevant the more that one chases the rabbit.