Rob Licht
My work explores the significance of place in our lives by addressing the power of landscape to evoke memory, emotion and anthropomorphic physicality. Some of the works celebrate the poetic, others question our increasingly dysfunctional relationship to the natural world. Recurring symbols such as: the shoe-box house, the valentine heart, and the boat, reference the struggles of the human psyche. Often, the symbols from one distinct series merge with another in the way that the events of one's life seamlessly connect to one another. Nature is perceived as a mirror- not only of our own physical form, but of our relationship with our inner selves. Underlying all of the work is an autobiographical search for personal meaning.