Ontological Surveillance Matrix

Ontological Surveillance Matrix 09-2115-2Ev22BB, 2021
Gouache on paper
22" x 22" (56cm x 56cm)


A matrix is, as defined by Merriam-Webster, “something within or from which something else originates, develops, or takes form”. These paintings on paper are extreme detail images of the Ontological Road Maps, enlarged in Photoshop, projected and painted. So, they are derived from other work. Ontology is a central theme throughout my work because it deals with the nature of existence or being by analyzing concepts about location, time, space, and identity. Geology, geography and especially cartography provide me with useful languages to manipulate and transform these ontological concepts into visual metaphors. These metaphors are often used to convey ideas, feelings or emotions about a place, process, movement, perception or state of being. 

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