J. Sloan Snure Paullus

Region: Midwest

My quixotic mission is to make sense of pandemonium. Each image conveys a search for connections that organize visual chaos into an understandable form. Confusion and inconsistency inevitably result from efforts to order and objectify the theoretical. The seductive appeal of making sense of things, however, is a fundamental human desire. We obsessively create structures for compartmentalizing the world and guiding our interaction with it. The true pleasure of such constructs lies not in infallible logic, but in reveling in their contradictions and idiosyncrasies.

Each image is a thematic web of connections. The symbol represents the cumulative meaning of its facets. Its ritualistic production is a metaphor for the bizarre process of organizing the peculiarities of the world into ideologies.