Christopher Padgett Hunnicutt resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his sweetheart, Jennifer Jensen
In his work, Christopher explores processes that play with recognition and orientation; examining orientation around recognition itself, kinetic relationships, and the composition of visual narratives. He is interested in exploring different art media while developing techniques through an emergent process of exploration and discovery.
Chris Hunnicutt's works at once reveal the scintillated nature of the self and unmask a detailed topography of the psyche.
They reveal a primordial language, of which a syntax can be at times vaguely, and at times quite clearly sensed, as our view, our Mind, undulates across the tableaux. The works illuminate myriad beings, landscapes, narratives and intelligences, entities we have heretofore only dimly sensed--like whispers from the shadowy hallway of dreams. Chris has uncovered, through continuous inquiry, a means by which to explicate the unconscious, a process of liberation through Witnessing.
At first, I wondered where it's going to go. I start to "see" things as you draw, - a donkey, a small bear, a human fist. Then these things begin to change, the part that is still moving no longer trying to “understand” the technique. Now I’m inside it, and it feels like long ago in a distant land.
Christopher, the thing about your work, to me, is that depending on how I feel, I can see all kinds of things, or most anything I want to see. And I love that! But if I look long enough, the vision resolves itself into what appears to be a well-conceived image. Bravo!
When I look at this one, the colours seem to evolve through my eyes, they seem to move, getting more vivid, as if some kind of subtle time lapse. Very cool! I see bones, flesh, birds, animals, fish in semi abstract forms in the process of birthing life. I read recently that no life form has really become extinct, that they all still exist in other states of vibration or realities and that they might reappear in one's reality (vibrational frequency/density). This series evokes such thoughts
“Amazing. I see starfish on the beach and grains of sand, and I see a city. i can keep looking and keep seeing so much..."
Chris, Thanks so much for the explanations of your work. It is so intriguing. My mind keeps saying this could really help people observe their inner life in ways we have not explored? There was the Rorschachs in the past with applied interpretive meaning from the outside(not by the client themselves) This is more helpful and interesting that we can see representations of our own inner life as the brain (possibly not always the mind) as distinguished by Dr. Dan Siegel who says the brain is a physical entity in our body and the mind is where we learn to make decisions as the brain feeds it content. The mind regulates the flow of energy and information.
Interesting structure, I can visualize the building up of form from its essense of essentials.
Your work transcends beauty and becomes a touchstone of accomplishment for others........thank you, Christopher
I enjoy these images Christopher. You are no doubt connected with the Universal Conscious Field of Feeling. It is glaringly apparent.
I feel an instantaneous relationship with your art often. Hence as with the Art of Adi Da I feel tacitly part of the subjective space of the surfaces you create. I as viewer feel as part of the art you create tho no difference in actuality in the instance of recognition in a sense combining with the art. That's the only way I can explain it at this time. It really is a vibrant experience and quite uplifting as it were.
I think that art is the fabric that we are made of in all that we are and do; the creative impulse is inherently ours. We are creation’s impulse expressing itself as natural intelligence; the deeper we can tap into this, the more informed we are by the source of our inherent nature. I think that in the grand scheme of things, the narratives we create together are the tales born in the patterns of nature/Kosmos itself, and these are the stories we orient around. This infinitely blooming ontology is relative to our perception of value, all that is inherently a natural phenomenon, like a healthy ecosystem sets up attractor patterns as a result of a dynamic equilibrium. This natural (relative) balance attracts (is home for) plants, birds, bugs, animals, predators, and prey; a healthy living system sustains itself and is rich with life and death, creation and decomposition, truth and beauty. Could it be that the stories we tell and are domesticated by are also part of this equilibrium? Beasts of Nature yearning to be free and wild, Art expressing Art. This is the illusionary frame, the permeable Narrative, in which I am finding expression. Chaos creates the tempest shelter.
Highly Recommended, Christopher is a Creative! He makes amazing artwork and has brilliant ideas. As a collaborative member in Global Art Project he brings his strong vision into all endeavors. I recommend him highly to anyone who appreciates creative and critical thinking of the first order.