By nature, I am fueled by a continual journey to find truth and meaning in this World, and this quest often leads me to concepts energy and emotion drawn from within – in which an endless source of inspiration can be discovered.
For this exhibition, I chose to create a site-specific installation accompanied by a mixed media print series on paper. The work, both serious and playful in nature, is ripe with imagery that explores this idea of looking inward, and the realization that follows. The installation combines paint, reclaimed wood and an optical illusion that uses a light source and mirrors to create and “infinity” effect. The result is an immersive experience that is meant to spark the viewers’ visual interest while also encouraging them to engage in their own internal explorations. – Erik Otto