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Richard W. Hawkins

MFA 2017

Metal Biology Series

Brass, copper, bronze, wood, asphaltum, 2016, 12"w x 12"h x 1"d (each)

I am curious about how the human mind works and how it functions in altered states of consciousness. When I am creating, I am creating a new set of rules for a reality that exists within a different state of consciousness. In my work I find that references to the dream state and the physical world intermix, and as a result I lose the reference of knowing if a dream is merely a fabrication of my mind or something that can be explained by a biological process. In this work I am exploring the aesthetics of bacterial and viral processes.

Richard W. Hawkins - Metal Biology Series

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