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As paintings of natural landscapes manipulate visual segments of the physical world to express the artist's feelings and insights, Mindscapes, along with the pictures shown in Caprichos I, utilize the psychological detritus retrieved from the recesses of the subconscious mind to conjure up fanciful conceits of the imagination: strange sometimes fluorescent colors are applied to scenes and objects without consideration for their accuracy in the real world; peculiar shifting shapes become the apparitions of a sentience stimulated into mind-bending invention; and, especially in Caprichos I, human figures defy ordinary anatomical consistency in order to convey the expansive visionary quality of the images. 


The paintings both here and in Caprichos I, are often unstudied but enigmatic hallucinations fabricated to entice an audience with a considerable variety of images in service to the artist's creative ingenuity.  Whatever symbolic function the pieces assembled in the pictures may have for the artist, their significance for a viewer lies within each spectator's visual associations with the shapes presented in the images themselves, each solipsistic experience of internal feelings lying too far beyond an easy coherence that may be shared.  These are private fantasies, perhaps suggestive to others and accessible for an outside viewer's personal interpretation, but possessed of obscure meanings even frequently somewhat clouded from clear understandings that can be explained by their often mystified creator.  The consciousness of the artist manufacturing these images draws upon sensations common to others, but locked into the abstracted perceptual isolation that disconnects everyone from the comforting security of a shared reality. 

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