Artist Statement

I create overwhelmingly dense images evoking mental landscapes, exploring the gap between experience and memory. My source material consists of photos and drawings I create as a diaristic practice. I digitally superimpose and manipulate layers of images from different sources into a single frame, exposing synergistic parallels. Their origins become obscured, leading the viewer to speculate on identity, meaning and relationships of images.

My recent work comes out of practicing conscious connected breathwork. The meditation breaks the divide between alert and unconscious states. I am able to access insights and messages from parts of myself I need a bridge to connect to.

-Michelle Orsi Gordon