“Seeing is believing” (2017)
Seeing is believing is a self portrait of the artist with a reflection of herself in water. Seeing is believing is an idiom first recorded in this form in 1639 that means “only physical or concrete evidence is convincing.
Sometimes we see things in our dreams that appear to be very real and occasionally we are able to experience “living the dream” that we once imagined. Does this mean that we are consciously creating our own world?
The idea that our consciousness creates reality has quantum support and also coheres with some of the things that biology and neuroscience are telling us about the structure of our being.
We see what we want to see or what we expect to see but is this actually what our brain tells us we saw? We see what we believe and sometimes, it is necessary to believe what we see. Not only do we tend to see what we expect to see, we also experience what we want to experience.
Our perception of reality is different from reality itself. What we call and see as our reality is our brains attempt to process the incoming flood of sensory data.
With this self portrait the artist is addressing how self reflection encourages us to discover that things are not always how they appear at first. Welcome to the hyperreality of Trumpian America & please don’t loose sight of what is real!!!!
- : 24 x 18 inches
- : $700