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  Impossible Shape 4b , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.    An impossible object is a 2-dimensional figure, which is instantly interpreted as a representation of a 3-dimensional object.  Upon further inspection, we see that it is not geometrically possible for such an object to exist.  This creates a contradiction, between what we perceive and what we know to be true, leaving the viewer in a state of Aporia.  My practice deals very closely with the cognitive dissonance that occurs at moments where our mind fluctuates between intuition and logic. I want my work to exist in the superposition of these two states, so that this mindset can lead us to a higher understanding of the subject. By definition, an impossible shape is one that can not exist in real space, so to look at it is always confounding. In this series, I work directly within these spaces, to try to realize something that is unrealizable.

Impossible Shape 4b, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.
 

An impossible object is a 2-dimensional figure, which is instantly interpreted as a representation of a 3-dimensional object.  Upon further inspection, we see that it is not geometrically possible for such an object to exist.  This creates a contradiction, between what we perceive and what we know to be true, leaving the viewer in a state of Aporia.  My practice deals very closely with the cognitive dissonance that occurs at moments where our mind fluctuates between intuition and logic. I want my work to exist in the superposition of these two states, so that this mindset can lead us to a higher understanding of the subject. By definition, an impossible shape is one that can not exist in real space, so to look at it is always confounding. In this series, I work directly within these spaces, to try to realize something that is unrealizable.

  Impossible Shape 1a , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 1a, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 12a , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 12a, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 10b , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 10b, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 3b , 2012, Watercolor and pastel on paper, 12 x 9 in.

Impossible Shape 3b, 2012, Watercolor and pastel on paper, 12 x 9 in.

  Impossible Shape 4a , 2012, Watercolor and pastel on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 4a, 2012, Watercolor and pastel on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 2a , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 2a, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 9a , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 9a, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 4d , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 4d, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 9b , 2012, Watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 in.

Impossible Shape 9b, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 in.

  Impossible Shape 3a , 2012, Watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 in.

Impossible Shape 3a, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 in.

  Impossible Shape 12b , 2012, Watercolor and pastel on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 12b, 2012, Watercolor and pastel on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 1b , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 1b, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 4c , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 4c, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 10a , 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 10a, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 5a , 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in

Impossible Shape 5a, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in

  Impossible Shape 2c , 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 2c, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 14a , 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 14a, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 2b , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 2b, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 4b, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.
 

An impossible object is a 2-dimensional figure, which is instantly interpreted as a representation of a 3-dimensional object.  Upon further inspection, we see that it is not geometrically possible for such an object to exist.  This creates a contradiction, between what we perceive and what we know to be true, leaving the viewer in a state of Aporia.  My practice deals very closely with the cognitive dissonance that occurs at moments where our mind fluctuates between intuition and logic. I want my work to exist in the superposition of these two states, so that this mindset can lead us to a higher understanding of the subject. By definition, an impossible shape is one that can not exist in real space, so to look at it is always confounding. In this series, I work directly within these spaces, to try to realize something that is unrealizable.

Impossible Shape 1a, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 12a, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 10b, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 3b, 2012, Watercolor and pastel on paper, 12 x 9 in.

Impossible Shape 4a, 2012, Watercolor and pastel on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 2a, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 9a, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 4d, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 9b, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 in.

Impossible Shape 3a, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 in.

Impossible Shape 12b, 2012, Watercolor and pastel on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 1b, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 4c, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 10a, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 5a, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in

Impossible Shape 2c, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 14a, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in.

Impossible Shape 2b, 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.

  Impossible Shape 4b , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.    An impossible object is a 2-dimensional figure, which is instantly interpreted as a representation of a 3-dimensional object.  Upon further inspection, we see that it is not geometrically possible for such an object to exist.  This creates a contradiction, between what we perceive and what we know to be true, leaving the viewer in a state of Aporia.  My practice deals very closely with the cognitive dissonance that occurs at moments where our mind fluctuates between intuition and logic. I want my work to exist in the superposition of these two states, so that this mindset can lead us to a higher understanding of the subject. By definition, an impossible shape is one that can not exist in real space, so to look at it is always confounding. In this series, I work directly within these spaces, to try to realize something that is unrealizable.
  Impossible Shape 1a , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 12a , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 10b , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 3b , 2012, Watercolor and pastel on paper, 12 x 9 in.
  Impossible Shape 4a , 2012, Watercolor and pastel on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 2a , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 9a , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 4d , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 9b , 2012, Watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 in.
  Impossible Shape 3a , 2012, Watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 in.
  Impossible Shape 12b , 2012, Watercolor and pastel on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 1b , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 4c , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 10a , 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 5a , 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in
  Impossible Shape 2c , 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 14a , 2012, Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in.
  Impossible Shape 2b , 2012, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 9 x 12 in.