I often see technology as a manifestation of our fear of death…
I’m not anti-technology clearly as I’m a digital artist who uses an iPad, but I often see technology as a manifestation of our fear of death. It seems at times to me that the race to understand and control the material world around us stems from our inability to accept our own mortality and place in the universe. As a result we create machines without soul or beauty and I’d love to see a technology that embraces more of a spiritual function that better reflects the natural forces of the world.
This painting came from a series of mechanical inspired images that with repeated shapes started to remind me of the skeleton studies I’d done over the years. I’ve always found vertebrae especially fascinating and have studied/drawn human and animal skeletons repeatedly. The way the shapes interlock in a spine are beautiful to me and as a result I’ve always found skeletons deeply pleasing to look at. This sense of beauty in images that most might associate with death has been present with me from an early age and drew me towards the work of artists like H.R.Giger in my adolescent years. I wanted to balance the rigid skeletal shapes with more sinuous forms that embody otherworldly biomechanic living elements.