What Comes to Mind: Nature-Human Nature and Visual Translation

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
January 8 – Febraury 11, 2013
Opening Reception Friday, January 11, 2013, 6:30-9 pm

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The exhibition What Comes To Mind is of the artist’s role as visual translator across disciplines of art and medical science and art and our endangered global environment. We are of nature, of embodied mind, born of water. We are at home in a blue striated marble, 70% water, orbiting in a universe that we have discovered is but one of many in seemingly infinite space.

Within ourselves we share remnant chemical constituents with every living thing and a common evolutionary past through millennia. Newer science studies emphasize, not chemistry, but two-way information flow, with internal “translations” from inputs to actions, which characterize all living things.

We can live without food for some time but we cannot live without water. Wall books in the exhibit ask “What Shall We Do When The River Runs Dry?” when we have overused our common supply. There are drawings and dimensional drawings of Limbs and Trunks as visual metaphors for our identity with the natural world. There is a walk-in book of wild birds and grasses.

What comes to mind is that we are temporal, in a continual now. The past is memory, translated to artists slide books of brain images and Memory Pictures. There are tunnel books with brain scan movies, and memory pictures, as if in a wonderland of images in the mysterious realm of consciousness, of origins still unexplained.