While our minds exist in a physical world, they exist in an abstract space. Human cognition enables us to communicate what’s going on inside of our brains to the outside world. Each one of us experiences different subjective experiences, which we may never completely understand since physically we can never be another person. We can only try to understand. But first, we must turn our abstract mindsets into physical manifestations, so we can communicate. I find that communicating is the most important aspect of being human, for communication can lead to understanding. By creating abstract paintings, I investigate what it means to be human in the modern day in regards to how our internal and external worlds meet. I examine how environments affect our psyche.
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