Joseph W.C. Ray 

 Artist Statement

My work is motivated by and is an expression of perception, its main focus lies in the complexity of emotions, feelings and thought processes causes by our reaction to sensory stimulation. The dialogue between unfinished, rough and underdeveloped areas in contrast to the smooth, crisp sections in my work speak to that intention.

   While I use a small variety of subjects in my work my thematic methodology is consistent. Each project often consist of multiple format arrangements with relating imagery and through research for those works and the process of creating them, new areas of interest emerge and lead to my next body of work