One Ton Goldfish
In Search of the Tangible Dream
Justin Emory Garcia
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“Art is an expression of the mind’s endless creativity, a doorway to everything in which humans are engaged. My work is the continual study of a simple question: Why?”
Fine artist Justin Garcia has never been content to paint without a purpose guiding him through the process. Each work comes from a new experience and a fresh perspective on life.
After creating the seventh in a series of extraordinary paintings, his insatiable curiosity prompted him to investigate the deeper reasons behind each of the series. Garcia took a year-long break from painting, to reflect on his life and contemplate his works. In his reflection, he saw the experiences that led him to envision each series, the processes that allowed him to create them, and the personal evolution he derived from them. He began to sketch his thoughts and write his ideas...and then, he saw it all, on a grand and unpredictably universal scale. In his deep exploration, Garcia uncovered a remarkable scientific interpretation of the creative process that can be applied to every aspect of life.
“Through art, I strive to capture emotion with color, shape and form, to study mankind’s intricate connectivity with life, and understand the experiences that define our character. With this purpose in mind, my art becomes a means of translating human connection.”
OneTonGoldfish: In Search of the Tangible Dream opens the door for a deeper conversation about creativity in every possible manifestation, and strengthens the understanding of the radical effect creativity has on humankind...radical in all its definitions: comprehensive, essential, and revolutionary.