Beneath the Waking Life
16 x 16 in.
Our minds are never static, never fixed at one point in their experiential transactions with the world: we constantly slip above and beneath the grasp of our conscious perceptions. My work represents the experiences that do not--and cannot--manifest themselves to our physical senses, but rather ones that subconsciously or emotionally perform in parallel to the interactions in our waking lives. In our human condition, I believe we all have thoughts, ideas, fears, questions, epiphanies, and other invisible facets of our lives that we certainly do not fully understand but experience nonetheless. Existence. Identity. Consciousness. Belief. Mortality. My photographs do not attempt to explain or provide answers to these implicit questions; they instead reach out, touch, and quietly spend time with them to make resonant gestures toward simply understanding.
Lyman, Jarre, “Beneath the Waking Life,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed April 24, 2014, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/1255.