Sculpture Walk - Future Ghost
Future Ghost, 2012
Casey Lynch received a BS in Psychology from Columbus State University, a BA of Fine Arts, Sculpture from Atlanta College of Art and a MFA Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design. Casey Lynch grew up in suburban West Georgia, not far from Ft. Benning
Personal introspection, prayer, and meditation are timeless means for metaphysical subjective enlightenment, and the desire for humans to share our experiences and ideas with others is fundamental to how we determine social reality. Communication is the way that we form social bonds and boundaries, and its surplus form, art, may be traced to idle time around the campfire. Probably the earliest example of a public sphere, the campfire is also a primary example of human-initiated light. For these reason, I associate human-initiated (artificial) light with collecting and creating knowledge of the self and other. With a focus on artificial light as a medium capable of taking a variety of forms, thus a plenitude of meanings, and influenced by ideas as diverse as Plato's allegory of the cave, Einstein's general relativity, and Lacanian psychoanalysis, I find that any light source can hold the traditional place as a metaphor for Truth. I see truth as the result of finding meaning via the temporary congealing of consciousness amongst dialectics. Because truth is a constantly shifting synthesis, I work to produce a variety of media that combine the significant forms, images, and ideas of disparate philosophies, religions and sciences in an attempt to communicate my version of reality. To ponder alternate possibilities, I allow nonsense, illogic, and chance to influence the evolution of my work. Although I see each part of my art as the result of conflating pre-existing elements, the conceptual space is more obviously a mash-up, while the physical form exists as distilled remains. Through sites of community and mediation, with an emphasis on the use of artificial light as a reminder of anthropocentrism, I call into question the meaning of core human values such as originality, subjectivity, nature, purity, and truth.