[TISEA 1992] Artist Statement: Char Davies – Interior Bodies series: Root, Stream and Leaf

Artist Statement

These images explore archetypal correspondences between elements of nature and the organic body/psyche/soul.¬†This work is the result of ongoing research into ways of circumventing visual conventions inherent to 3D computer technology such as linear perspective and ‘objective’ realism, which are, I believe, symptomatic of Western culture’s separation of mind from body, and self from nature. The intent of this research is to create metaphorical images that unify subject/object, interior/exterior, and physical/metaphysical realms of being, in order to reaffirm our essential embeddedness in the world. The images are ‘still frames’ of three-dimensional computer-generated scenes, created with the 3D animation software SOFTIMAGE. They are exhibited as backlit transparencies as a means of recreating the luminosity of the computer screen, and to suggest the numinosity of archetypes issuing from a universal, morphogenetic ground.

Work in exhibition: Interior Bodies series

Root, 1991

Stream, 1991

Leaf, 1990

  • Char Davies, Canada