Alex James Donnelly

My work is directed by issues of the human experience, social discord, human animal
relations, personal mythology, science, cognition, ontology and epistemology. Post-industrial impediments to social integration and harmony are also central areas of interest in my work. As are a broad range of theoretical discourses including ethics, international relations, behavioral psychology, metaphysics, psychoanalysis and social science. I regard my practice as a visual-spatial extension of these discourses. The widening gap between human need and sustainability has motivated each piece in my portfolio. I see my work, in communicating intellectually complex or ineffable ideas in visceral, emotional terms, as a tool to provoke introspection, catharsis and facilitate awareness. The goal is to thrust something forward and, as Jung said, “… bring the unconscious elements into view so that they may be accessible to the intelligence.”