John E. Bannon
The subject matter of my work often consists of common shapes, objects, or scenes drawn from nature and presented in a positive and unique way. I incorporate the use of perspective, principles of Gestalt psychology, colored light, reflections, shadows, and illusions of depth to create an environment for an aesthetic experience. I want the viewer to stop and wonder about their own reaction and experience what is before them; to make a connection between the art and their own understanding and see something that may look familiar, but see it in a new way. When this happens, I believe new paths are opened in the viewer's mind, creating a new way of thinking and the capacity of seeing things in a fresh way, allowing for inspiration applicable to their own life experience.