I wrote down a few statemnets that may help me understand the fiction of my work better
The body is an extrusion of the mind,
our identities are an extrusion of our intensions
these masks are an abstraction a shift in perspective.
and in identity
these masks are an exclusive fit to each face
how we choose to represent ourselves is never false, but never truly ‘complete’, this is natural and to be expected. nobody shall divulge every facet of there beings in a public space. and yet, we divulge something. we are very carefully selecting what goes out the door and what stays in.
as we curate this entity which is an abstraction of our reals selves something entirely new is born.
this makes me think of masks, and identity and who we always try to be. traversing the internet can be like a giant masquerade party, you are never yourself but always alleging this abstraction of intention.
when we enter a digital environment and some can behave and introject this solipsistic notion that we are solely apparent. and we disassociate that there is a person on the other end of these digital interactions.
the internet for all its wonders and incredible facets are yet so like the world a true extrusion of the world and its inhabitants. a collective synchronisation of so much that makes it so appealing. but in many dark corners there still lies so much ugliness.
my work are portraits concentrating on that abstraction of who we become in this asynchronous space.
the true face of who we are is pushed backward becoming a passenger in the digital consciousness of ourselves
these masks that we wear they are formally less than who we truly are never conveying every detail of of what makes us the person we project in life. we are made up of good components and bad components . removing either would provide a false idea of ourselves
thinking about this. i decimate each face at different levels and create masks in different materials (the material by proxy may represent those various networks and and worlds we inhabit) just as the we are made up of many different materials and so is the world so to are these digital masks.
these masks at different polygon decimations, are by extension what we become and what we do to ourselves when this false sense of self is portrayed.
this in turn poses the argument of individuality and how we can truly align with those whom we
these masks which have pushed back our true faces and covered our real beings pose this idea that we are not wholesomely there in our endeavour to convey the best possible version of ourselves for all to see. we are just.. less. when we inhabit this space.
Because of many emotional and psychological dynamics, people can be reluctant to interact online. By evoking a mask of identity a person can create a safety net. One of the great fears of online identity is having one’s identity stolen or abused. This fear keeps people from sharing who they are. Some are so fearful of identity theft or abuse that they will not even reveal information already known about them in public listings. By making the mask available, people can interact with some degree of confidence without fear.