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Our eyes see light patterns, and our minds see images.
Humanity's progress has been possible owing to our brain's abilities to interpret
realities similarly and communicate them efficiently.

Wind and water currents shape the surface of the Montreal River below the Golden Stairs waterfalls, Ontario
Human evolution shapes our adaptive behaviours
 in how we collectively can identify and communicate the accepted images of realities.
From Here & Now - Nucleus.jpg
We also developed extensive iconography to communicate fictional realities
like our spiritual beliefs and the working frameworks of our societies.
It served us well when wide gaps in our understanding
of the world around us prevailed. Today, it is more a matter of individual choice.
Spring scene from Minesing Wetlands in Ontario
Indeed, we accumulated enormous volumes of the reality interpretations in our culture.
Yet, confronted with the stretches of the Canadian wilderness,
I realized how purely equipped I was trying to understand what I saw.
With time and space laced together, the constant interactions of the living world
with the physical one gradually became the essential canvas of life’s understanding.
The low water level in Great Lakes exposes vast stretches of otherwise submerged bedrock of the Canadian Shield.

Life survives by carving out an orderly space of living conditions in the physical world, where the natural state of matter is a disorder.

The cast shadow of a man and the fire damage of the Great Canadian Shield environment.
What's available in our collective library of human wisdom doesn’t mean
it is commonly understood, practiced or accepted.
While our world is shrinking, so is its tolerance for misguided
individual and collective behaviours or its emotional perception and interpretation.
Urban building with connections to municipal infrastructure mounted on the outside wall painted with natural landscape motives.

For decades I used to escape the urban world into one that offered to reprive into a different realm of reasoning. My personal recollections and thoughts from it transpired in my exhibition projects.

The visually narrated stories coming out of it might offer a pause for your reflections.

“To know and not to do is not to know.”
An old Chinese proverb.

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something,

when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

Upton Sinclair, an American writer, 1934

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