Sublime is a project consisting of the
subjective expression of different states of mind with an everyday object as a
protagonist within minimalist images.
human mind functions complexly. We judge events as either positive or negative,
constructing meaning, instead of simply experiencing them. We long to make
sense out of everything, and feel satisfied if we succeed. Similarly, we tend
to fabricate projections, distracting ourselves from the direct experience of
the present moment as is. This
influences our state of mind and the way we interpret experience.
this work, I focused on the simplicity and weightlessness of a tissue and the
experience of perceiving it. With one tissue per frame floating across a black
background, I converted the subject into something of higher worth. My intent
was to abstract it from its real meaning. I pried open my thoughts and staged
them as folds in each image, images with a tissue whose few-to-no folds
represent a state of tranquility. On the other hand, the images with too many
folds represent thoughts chasing one another with no unifying principle.
Instead of providing straightforward answers, this project brings into question
our mind’s interpretation of reality based on our state of mind.