I have long been fascinated by the idiosyncrasies and behavior of animals. There are secrets to the animals that we, as humans, can not comprehend. These mysteries are not unlike those of the universe. The more that is explored, the more secrets are revealed to be decrypted. Layers cover layers that cover more layers. Science and technology can crack parts of the code and unveil some of the nuances of the unfathomable, but it is only the universe as a whole that understands. We can speculate with scientific knowledge, but no one knows exactly what the animal is experiencing, except for the animal.

In my work, the multi-colored drips are layered on top of each other to create visual texture and actual texture like the layers of mysteries behind the animal kingdom. The pyramids and other basic geometric motifs beckon the beginning of human’s understanding of the world. All of these secrets are surrounded by more mysteries of the universe, hidden by the solid matte around the silhouette, waiting to be discovered.

-Will Eskridge