Cognitive Dissonance or Cogs is a departure from my current line of work. First and foremost, it is a piece that connects deeper to my own internal conflict and mindset. For years I've struggled with living in a state of two lives - one reality and one of a day dream. It is the latter that this piece represents. The Cogs are constantly spinning, until they eject and fall apart, yet they manifest somewhere else, starting the whole process again. The female figure is also the manifestation within the dream, a constant fixation of my mind. I purposely 'created' this person without any physical reference - she is in fact, a false person...
"Has my own mind deceived me?" "If one belief is true; how can we believe the mind's lie so easily?" "Who am I? or Who am I supposed to be?" These are the questions I've had to ask myself. Whether your personal fight is from alcohol, sexual, drug, or other addictions or abuse; the mind is the epicenter where you will have to discover yourself and reconnect with your emotions and thoughts. It's not something I'm proud of, but it is the ongoing journey I am on; and that is okay.
Cogs : Dimensions (29"H x 47"W x 2"D) : price $1500
Material - Forton MG (fortified plaster), acrylic and oil paint