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The Interconnectedness of Everything Else

'The Interconnectedness of Everything Else' allows a painterly expression of what might be, and could be considered as ‘Everything Else’. These works interpret ‘Everything Else’ as what is beyond the concrete and present, beyond time and space, and they quietly illuminate fleeting moments of human experience and emotion with an emphasis on the infinite and the transitory.

From dream state to dreamscape. Do dreams provide a window to our inner being, connecting and awakening emotions and revealing truths back to our conscious selves? Philosophers including Socrates and Descartes, and psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, have deliberated on the subject.

Descartes strove for certainty in the beliefs we hold. In Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy he wanted to know what we can believe with certainty and thus claim as knowledge. He begins by stating that he is certain of being seated by the fire in front of him. He then dismisses the idea that this belief could be certain because he has been deceived before in dreams where he has similarly been convinced that he was seated by a fire, only to wake and discover that he was only dreaming that he was seated by a fire.

The resulting question Descartes asked himself was: How can I know that I am not now dreaming?

This new series of paintings explore, chase and reconnect fugitive and ephemeral visions in an effort to recapture that fleeting and fantastic moment when we return to so-called reality, and find ourselves subsequently shrugging off our disbelief of the deep psychological and sometimes impossible journeys we have taken in our dreams.


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