Nathaniel Smyth

Nathaniel Smyth

Work from Maps and Spaces.

“Using the snapshot as a metaphor for visual perception, I experiment with strategies of arranging those perceptions to investigate the various ways our minds understand the space we inhabit. Using images from both personal and mass culture as a form of cumulative experience, I layer the images to arrive at a single combination of the whole, mimicking the way our brains process information.

All of my work is concerned with the perception and doubt of the embodied mind. I use the accumulation of perception and memory as raw material, challenging the viewer to decide whether that accumulation clarifies or clouds understanding and asking what the ramifications of that decision are. The world we live in is always mediated through our perceptions, and by encouraging the viewer to reconsider their perception and memory I hope to underscore the importance of both.” – Nathaniel Smyth

One Response to “Nathaniel Smyth”

  1. savanna writes:

    I think it clarifies our understanding a bit more of our perception of the world through memory. Other than some of the shapes of the outer part of the pictures being snowflake shape, I think the top two pictures form it like the images in the middle is forming a memory. We remember it, but things are somewhat cloudy around the edges kind of thing.