Reflection of Self in You
Hooks-Epstein Galleries in Houston, June 2- July 7, 2012.
In the group of works with glass mirror(s), I ask each viewer a question. The answer is to be filled in by the viewer- therefore part of the sentence is left blank. As the viewer gazes into their own eyes, they are required to answer the question. The answer may not come easily, or you may refuse to admit to it.
These questions are meant to evoke our hidden feelings, beliefs, dreams, and fears. Each of us will have different answers, and may feel that these emotions are unique. However, there are no new emotions or anything unique about how we feel. These problems existed long before our physical bodies existed here and now, and these will be here long after our bodies perish.
As we share these similar emotions; desires, fears, and hopes, it becomes apparent that we are very similar as human beings. Each of us possesses a physical body giving us the sense of unique individuality, but all of our bodies will perish someday and then where do our feelings go?
We are from the nothingness and we go back to the nothingness.
I see the “Reflection of Self in You” when I look into the mirror, because I am a part of you in intangible form, and you are also a part of me.