To perceive the world is to be the world perceived
The mind is not just the brain or functions of the brain, but rather the mind is identical with the external world, according to philosopher Ricardo Manzotti. Our perception of the world is our experience of it — the interplay between body and environment.
Perception is not something that happens to us, or in us, it is something we do.
If you look at a cloud under the proper light conditions, you see a rainbow. But the rainbow would not be there if you were not looking at it. Without a beholder, there is no rainbow.
Looking at, or experiencing something is a way to let it take place, whether it be a rainbow or anything else.
Together with Gerry Blake, I am examining these notions and ideas through combinations of drawings and photographs that explore some everyday experiences and perceptions that include elements of ourselves and our immediate surroundings.