Lauren McNeice

Reconnect

Artist Statement For this series, “Reconnect” portals are presented to show healing within a challenging world. This photographic series is about recovery, focusing on the element of perspective. Connecting closely with the parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant; reiterating the psychology of perspective. In my search for healing I went to the sea to seek solace. Mirrors are used to juxtapose the healing of the sea against the craggy textures and form of the land. Comparing the emotional and physical elements throughout the reflection created within the mirror created a space to escape. The circular shaped mirror depicted a place where I hope to go to, a place of totality, timelessness, wholeness and original perfection. “Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes… Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas.” (Arshile Gorky) – Lauren McNeice, 2020