12/12/2016 - 01/08/2017
Omni-Optic Slowly and insidiously I feel the creeping certainty of perpetually being 'observed'. Watched. Monitored. Cameras. Microphones and keystrokes are scrutinizing my behavior. This isn't a Scopophobic nightmare, it's simply, now, a reality. My Omni-Optic series of paintings reflect contemporary facts of life. We've successfully transformed Foucault's architecture of the 'Panopticon' (surveillance of the guilty/accused), into a digital/technological 'Omnioptican' (surveillance of the innocent). As in quantum physics, the mere act of observation affects the behavior of the observed – we are not free.