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Candice Chovanec's avatar Candice Chovanec

The Overview Effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by astronauts while viewing the Earth from orbit, described as, “A shift in perception and understanding as they clearly see that everything on the Earth is interconnected and functions as one planet, soaring through space with its celestial neighbors. Humanity's unity and the arbitrary nature of boundaries become obvious”. This series of painted cityscapes has progressed as I have delved deeper into the topic and explored my own aesthetic as an artist. I have kept the use of paint, canvas, and vast cityscapes as a constant. While allowing paint application, reality, space, destruction and tranquility to change throughout the series. These works are influenced by current events, my own experiences, and fears for the future of our planet.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: oil
  • Width: 38 feet
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 12 feet