Chaotic Symmetries 63" x 48" December 2000 John Arabolos
Art for me has always been about the investigation of our natural world and the way we perceive and relate to it. It not only has to do with the process of conceiving ideas and creating, but is also about the metaphysical act of experiencing and becoming. As an artist, I want to bring the observer to the phenomenological brink or edge where abstraction becomes subjective and identifiable. This forces the observer to rely upon their own subconscious ability to visually think and conceptually assemble the given information to see that invisible part of the form that the imagination transforms and creates into an identifiable image. In this way, we get closer to perceiving and comprehending our sense of awareness and place within the complex scheme of things. It is that point of change and consciousness that we experience from not knowing to knowing that I describe as Art and the Art process is the method by which we arrive there.