Ross Mansfield uses the intersection of art and technology to explore the concepts of cognitive closure, trans-humanism, linguistic determinism, and myth as they shape our perceived reality. By engaging a sense of play and wonder, Ross attempts to relax the viewer’s preconceptions sufficiently to encourage contemplation of alternate perspectives in both artistic and daily life.
Symbolism, whether Jungian archetypes, mythic figures, or modern scientific notation, expresses and shapes our understanding at a fundamental level. Cross-pollinating these symbolic forms reveals fertile territory in the understanding of ourselves and our ability to understand.