acrylic on canvas
by Alicia Yefimenko
This piece captures a feeling of isolation inherent to the human condition as reflected in both the built and natural environments. There is a dissonance between the cognitive understanding of the psychological commonalities between all people and the individuality of our emotional experiences as human beings. There is a dissonance between the cognitive understanding that our environments shape us impersonally and the private nature of our experiences of those environments. In grappling with the incongruity, we find ourselves in a liminal space between connection and solitude, but, as fallible beings, often falling to one side of the binary.