Taetyn Panagos

Artist Statement

My art explores infinite being through the experience of the metaphysical internal space induced by deep states of meditation. In this headspace, I lose myself in the chaos, so deep within myself that I lost the sense of what is me and what is everything else, surrendered myself to entropy: the vibration of being. I break apart into the infinite chaos of particles, become the eternal static. Only to slowly find myself again over millions of years after the big bang, as the universe cools I form atoms and planets and chemical compounds and cells and life and culture and Interlochen until I form what we call Taetyn.

Everything exists both as an infinity while still remaining in its recognizable form all without losing a sense of consciousness. This is the all-encompassing finite infinity inside of myself that is the foundation.  My art explores this “all-encompassing finite infinity” through large scale interactive sculptures, which are meant to be experienced by the viewer in order to obtain the aforementioned state. I have also created metaphorical depictions of this “Space” through painting, animations, and computer-generated imagery. Technology, specifically computers, are significant in my work as they play the role of the “mirror” of the mind.