Ecological Bodies And The Haptic Home An Installation Exhibition On The Physiology Of Trauma
PublisherThe University of Arizona.
AbstractThe haptic home revolves around ideas of tactile knowledge and the psychological fabric of home, family, and relationship to the earth. Ecological Bodies revolves around imagery of biological systems becoming and coming from human anatomy, representing the neurological plasticity that allows humans to adapt to and impact their environments. I use printmaking as a medium to tactically translate my interdisciplinary interests in neuroscience, art, and poetry through the concepts of the Haptic Home and Ecological Bodies. At the root of evolution and biology is the power to replicate with slight varieties of differences. Exploring these slight variations in the process of printmaking allows a more authentic means in creating work that is about evolution, home and the psychological importance of touch. A mediator of touch is perception. The surrealistic morphing of anatomy strives to initiate a change in the viewers perspective, how they see and categorize their world, not only to thin the line between humans and our environment but to the lines between reality and our metacognition.