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Evan Higgins

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20130127214257-asteroids
20130127214554-shroud1
20130129184424-fools_gold
20130129184333-fools_gold__detail_
20130127214656-shroud
20130127215315-cto_view_2
20130129195147-all_these_years
20130127215448-language_test__headland_
20130127215150-elemental_configuration-fire
20130129192104-elemental_con
20130129191240-shroud2
20130129185921-monolithic1
20130129201739-sunrise
20121016185053-dreamlander
Dreamlander (Sketch), 2012 Watercolor, India Ink, on Paper
20130129184238-dreamlander
20130127214840-aeons__detail_
Rumbletumbleturntime
Acrylic and Gesso on Wood Panel 4' by 4'
20130129190008-monolithic3
20130129190051-monolithic2
20121016184044-the_tree_of_knowledge
The tree of knowledge, 2011 Acrylic Paint, Watercolor, India Ink, on Paper
20130129204801-tree__detail_2
20130129185849-monolithic
20121022155830-offering
Offering , 2010 Mixed Media 12'' by 8'' by 14''
20130129203131-image3
20130129201455-jewels2
20121016031859-shit_face
Shitface, 2010
20121014163112-childhood
Vehichle for understanding childhood, 2009 Mixed Media
20130129201416-jewels1
20121013234717-diety
Diety, 2010 Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Plastic
20121013234552-thisbushisburning
This Bush is Burning, 2011 Acrylic Paint, Sand, Wood
20121015224148-elemental_configuration1
Elemental Configuration 1, 2010 Acrylic Paint on Wood Panel
20121016025143-elemental_configuration2
Elemental Configuration 2, 2010
20121016184601-elemental_configuration3
Elemental Configuration 3, 2010 Acrylic Paint, Hair, on Wood Panel
Thisiswhatifound2by2by2fdown
2 by 2 by 2 ft. down this is what i found in my back yard, 2007 Acrylic and Gesso on Wood Panel 2' by 2'
20130127214933-pedastol_2011
20130127214418-crystal
20130130004831-20130127214257-asteroids
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Los Angeles
Birth year
1978
Works in
Long Beach
Tags
mixed-media, video-art, traditional, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

Ritual codifies belief by connecting elevated ideas to the physical realm. It is at once completely illogical and ultimately powerful. Ritual has been a part of the human experience since our beginning and in this ever changing world it too will evolve. I synthesize rituals, methodologies and personal experience to make work that is seemingly purposeful, familiar, and yet aware of it’s irrational shortcomings. Tribal practices, worship, offerings, modern dooms day mythologies, 1980‘s florescent surf culture, Eastern philosophy, Biblical themes, shamanism, and the California New Age movement, to name a few, act as guiding influences. Emblematic objects representing travels, or certain periods in my life are woven into these pseudo ritualistic pieces. The paint sometimes literally, holds these disparate themes together. For example in “This Bush is Burning” a fluorescent bush without vegetation rests on top of a pedestal painted with a post apocalyptic landscape. The reference to the biblical story of the Burning Bush hints at the moralities of Judeo-Christian beliefs  while toying with the name by sexualizing it. Central to the piece is a single grain of sand and the bush, each collected at solitary beaches in Bali and Baja respectively. They reference personal moments of great insight and celebration. This offering/holy relic/sculpture is the bi-product of a celebratory ritualistic action made by a fervent believer who is plagued with the knowledge that their endeavors are futile.