Piece description from the artist
This is a found object assemblage piece. Objects such as sticks, packing material, Slinkys and chess pieces make up this free-hanging self portrait. This piece explores the idea of what actually makes up or defines an individual being.
On an elemental level, among the communities of individually conscious cells, bacteria and energy that makes up a being, where exactly is the “I”? Between dreams, involuntary ideas and the unconscious, where are “you”? Our memories make up most of what we call reality, but those are reconstructed at the moment of recollection.
The artwork of Skip Myers explores the world of dreams, symbolism, mythology, various religious belief systems, the human condition and our shared collective consciousness with all sentient beings. One art critic described him as an oneironaut, or one who explores alternative realities. These works are strongly influenced by personal stories, events from life painted on canvas, filtered through a process of organic abstraction and emotion, and built with vivid color and esoteric symbols.