suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
oscar WOODRUFFthis is an ongoing project that i’m basing multiple bodies of work upon. it’s a contemplation on the idea of a universal organism. the current focal point being; the evolution of the natural world. also, the role of the human mind and technology is a keynote . it is a series of visual metaphors, extremely futurist in their thinking they attempt to represent the evolution of technology as a complex and intelligent organism in a worldwide and perhaps universal system that goes beyond organic being.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
oW: existentialism is usually at the forefront of my thoughts.
i receive influence from everything around me. however, scientific discovery has always been a relevant engine for my creative intellect. darwinian theory of evolution plays a significant role in how i interact with reality and my understanding of the history of the universe. furthermore, the current trends and exponential discoveries occurring in both technology and science are constantly surprising me .it’s a rather amazing time to be a living human. superstring theory and the hubble telescope’s mapping of the universe is as epic as any preceding discovery in our history. the idea of multiple dimensions and infinite realities drawn from information on black holes and quantum physics has changed my perspective forever.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
oW: reading; “the gormenghast” by mervyn peake “pinocchio” by carlo collodi, “the elegant universe” by brian greene listening to; lisa gerrard, “the silver tree”, fc kahuna, “machine says yes”, puscifer, “v is for vagina/ viagra”, fever ray (self titled), and conjure one, “extraordinary ways”. watching; ted videos.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
oW: the master’s are never far from my mind and i try to stay current with as much content as possible. my friends; kristian kluver, cypher 13 and brian krezel, all working pros, constantly challenge. other current artists… josh keyes & zach johnsen seem consistently impeccable with both concept and execution. edwin ushiro’s perfectionism is likely unmatched. mercedes helnwein is simply awesome.