To me, it’s all about human behavior.
The connection between emotions, culture, and behavior fascinates me.
It’s generally accepted that basic emotions are expressed in similar ways by all individuals regardless of culture and the complex emotions emerge from interactions with others within the framework of a culture. What if people interact with people from other cultures? In case the interaction takes place for a long period of time, do the experience of emotions get insulated from social context or culture?
Through the compositions I create with abstract photographs, I try to depict human emotions. I deliberately avoid using any forms or objects and focus on only texture, line, color, and shape.
With the images I create using photographs which contain form and/or object, I go one step further with the desire to depict complex emotions of human beings. I combine multiple photos in a composition to produce an image strong enough to express the intense emotional response towards the place or situation the composition focuses on. Moreover, I mostly alter the expected dimension or add new ones to the image by using various editing techniques. Thus, the audience encounter with an unexpected visual just like an interaction between two people from different cultures.
My ultimate aim in art is to remind the viewers of a fact they already know: despite cultural differences, we’re all the same species and we all have only one planet to live on… for now!