SOFT FOCUS

Our consciousness is the result of a continuous collection of information. The associations made between ideas don't function in a bottom up fashion, rather they expand laterally without horizon. In this model, information acts like water dispersing over level ground. Hierarchy, in any sense, dissolves and thus prohibits the possibility of a single interpretation.
Each object in Soft Focus is a visual prompt to an idea presented on a level podium. When placed in relation to one another, each piece loses the impact it would have alone yet gains potential interpretations by way of association. By eliminating a visual hierarchy, the four collaborating artists imply the breakdown of a conceptual hierarchy. The group of human-scaled works contain concise metaphors seeking to oppose duality in favor of relativity. While relativity is an attractive ideal, each person - consciously or not - creates their own hierarchy based on personal impressions.