Peter Patchen: Injection Point

 
  • ©1998, Peter Patchen

Artist(s):


Title:


    Injection Point

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    1998

Medium:


    Iris Print

Size:


    15 inches x 32.5 inches

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Artist Statement:


    Thwak! When a proto-human struck a stone against another to fashion a tool 2.5 million years ago, our physical, cultural, and technical evolutions were fused forever. Today’s technology functions as it does because of who we are, and, ultimately, our culture becomes its operating system. The recontextualized current and prehistoric images and symbols in the series Instinctive Technology explore the relationship between our cultural and technological heritage. This work is a direct reference to the human experience of becoming a part of a visual history, much like the ancients returning to a single place to add imagery to that of their ancestors.