Matt Cave: Artist Block 2

 
  • ©1997, Matt Cave

Artist(s):


Title:


    Artist Block 2

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    1997

Medium:


    Photographic R print on matte finish paper

Size:


    31.5" x 47"

Category:


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Artist Statement:


    My art is like a playground for my soul, a place where I can be spontaneous and try out new ideas and thoughts. It’s a place where I can run free and forget all the worries and responsibilities of being a grownup. On this playground, I toy around with imagery and ideas about psychology, spirits, lots of emotion, and I ask questions that I would love to know the answers to: Does the mind belong to the body or the soul? What really happens after death? Where do ideas come from? Is my intuition simply my guardian angel whispering in my ear? My approach is simple. Most of the time I will sit down with no preconceived notion of what I expect the piece to be. That frame of mind leaves a lot of room for spontaneity and irrational thought, which leads to happy accidents. I think happy accidents are the doorway to the subconscious mind, which I believe to be a direct link to the soul.