Central to my work is a fascination with the interstitial; spaces charged with the energy of possibility like the tiny spark of static electricity that jumps from finger to a doorknob. In these overlooked gaps are dream-like worlds populated by our ghosts and their many shadows, made solid for an instant only to fade back into the diaphanous ether from which they emerged. Not just the resurrection of our collective memories, these ghosts are also reflected fragments of our present and harbingers of a furtively glimpsed at future.
The incongruent images that intersect here are strange bedfellows bumping elbows in the gloom, sometimes entering into a comfortable dance, sometimes engaging in bristling conflict and sometimes the dance and the conflict are one in the same. This dichotomy is most evident when nature and human collide. Though we vainly try to domesticate and cultivate the natural world around us we are inextricably a part of it. We shape and morph nature, twisting it into almost unrecognizable forms only to discover that in doing so we are really contorting ourselves.
These echoes weave their own intricate histories in their own languages; mirrors that reflect our own familiar stories.
Dimensions: 34 x 42 Inches
Dimensions: 38 x 45 Inches
Joshua Field is an nationally and internationally exhibited artist and Assistant Professor of Foundations and Fine Arts at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, CO. He holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Amherst, MA. His work has been featured in numerous publications including ArtSlant, DailyCandy, DesignYouTrust, and Saatchi Online’s 100 Curators, 100 Days and is held in both private and public collections. He has participated in residencies at the Contemporary Artists Center and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).