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Simulacra, Chimera: Superfine! NYC

Iris Murdoch stated:

 

"Time can divorce us from the reality of people, it can separate us from people and turn them into ghosts. Or rather it is we who turn them into ghosts or demons. Some kinds of fruitless preoccupations with the past can create such simulacra, and they can exercise power, like those heroes at Troy fighting for a phantom Helen."

 

 

In my past series chimeras are totem-like and explore the political, economic, and sociological structures that govern science, ethics, and our environment. I decided to manifest these new chimera in both 2-D mixed media works on paper and panel and 3-D sculpted needlework. It is Iris Murdoch’s description of the Western concept of time and the phantom idea or memory that I am infusing into the new works. Whether investing in works cast from a death mask, contemplating my own battle with unknown illness with the fabrication of Humming Heart, or sculpting a piece based on my mother’s recollection of cowboys and Indians, I am reminded of my own concept of time and process. By weaving concepts from the past with contemporary salient issues, I create works of simulacra. This para-conceptual approach in new work seeks to culturally differentiate how I see good and evil and the relevance of time. As with the clone mark and the demarcation of elements of the human body I am expressing how imprinted we are by our families history and ultimately asking the question: “Are past experiences part of our DNA- our structure of how we see”?

 

 

Kyle  Fischer Art © 2014