I AM AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR FROM PLANET EERTH
The work comes from a place called “Eerth.” Eerth is Earth askew, more surreal, less rational, a way of thinking and dissociating. My preoccupation with science fiction brought me to this thought experiment. If I make work as if I am on Eerth my work reflects Eerth, or an off-kilter Earth. The paintings are true terrestrial moments of surreality. I build a hierarchy of visuals through selective focusing. The play between soft image and sharp brush strokes approximate the atmosphere of the unreal moment. The sculptures are illusions; they describe what I wish were true. I wish the Mars Rover would gain self awareness or that there were artifacts proving humans had six toes. I push these longings into three dimensions to make the view from here more Eerthly.
photos by Michael Bussel