Artist Statement

My work at the intersections of visual art, installation, ritual, and performance, shimmers between disciplinary boundaries. Bringing the Symbiocene (interbeing) into focus through portraiture of human and non-human persons, I define as a participant observer employing subjective conceptual documentary and environmental convergence. 

My conflicted and perverse relationship with photography welcomes indeterminacy, gesture, and chance elements to slip into this technical media. Rather than the perfect moment, I embrace the many moments of imperfection that make up the whole of our messy lives and selves, pointing at something just outside our perceptual reach. Not as an attempt to bring order out of chaos nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply a way of waking up to the very life we’re living.

I dance with paradox: the cognitive dissonance between estrangement and recognition, aversion and attraction, harshness and beauty, outrageousness and subtlety, expressionism and classicism.

SD Holman