These drawings continue my interest in an exploration of the brain, of microbial worlds, and of our being originally and fundamentally watery creatures. We came from primordial seas, and ultimately we depend on the ocean and its life forms for our survival. The medium here is water, literally and metaphorically, with scale shifts between macro and micro worlds.
I am thinking in this work about our relationship with the marine world in different ways. One has to do with the fact that we evolved from marine organisms and that the fluids in our bodies have a salt composition almost identical to that of seawater. Another has to do with an imagined sense of my thoughts, floating in a fluid medium and seeking connection to other thoughts, perceptions, and memories to form a coherent whole. How can consciousness hope to view itself except by metaphor?