Beachcombing

2021

 

alcohol markers on translucent polyester film - approximately 10cm x 10cm each

Mental imagery is a quasi-perceptual experience, that even though it exists as a natural, every day phenomenon in the human brain, it has proven to be life saving in various cases of individuals in isolation or confinement in general. (e.g. Edith Bone)

 

Through this process the frontal lobe of the brain is stimulated, which is associated with higher cognitive processes, abstract thought, as well as perception and motor control. It may feel like an actual experience but it often occurs when the subject is lacking external stimuli.
Imagination and perception occur along parallel neural pathways, therefore the more there is to perceive, the less intense our mental imagery will be, while reduced stimuli leads to a more vivid mental imagery.

 

Beachcombing is a collection of mental imagery - two-dimensional representations of potential three-dimensional objects.
These objects appear in various forms, shapes and textures, evoking familiarity as well as a specific memory of touch, exploring the relationship between the optic and the haptic perception.