Art Gallery: The Consciousness of Art
February 20, 2015 Leave a Comment
How did the human brain evolve so that the consciousness of art could develop?
There are two key aspects to understanding the consciousness of art: nativistic perception—the synchronicity of eye and brain that transforms electromagnetic energy into neuro-chemical codes—which is “hard-wired” into the sensory-cognitive system; and directed perception, which incorporates personal history and knowledge—the entire set of our expectations and past experiences.
Both forms of perception are part of the appreciation of art, and both are products of the evolution of the conscious brain over hundreds of thousands of years.
Below is a collection of art work that I have personally created over the last year.