“Rotten” is another direct result of my personal fascination with pareidolia. This time, however, there is a Gestalt twist. The sum of abstraction and chaos is morphed into something far more familiar and seemingly true. Without these visual cues, the mind would struggle to make sense of the microscopic, abstract parts. Yet, it is the abstraction that is real. The images within "Rotten" are nothing more than pieces of bananas cut up and left to rot...or are they?
The physical substance is most certainly a banana. It is a culmination of molecules that form a common fruit but that is only half of it. So what is the other half? It is the translation that occurs between reality and perception. All of us are first defined by our physical appearance but what about the sum of our soul? How is that defined and interpreted? By prejudice? By Love? By Hate?
Neither wrong or right, it is who we are that dictates what we see.
2022 "Monochrome" Curated Exhibit PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary