Artist Statement

For around 250,000 years, the human brain has undergone little evolutionary change. The uniquely human instincts that are associated with this brain kept our ancestors alive on the plains of Africa and are still present in modern humans. These instincts developed, basically, to help individuals to survive in order to pass on their genes.

In spite of the distinct and complex behaviors that have evolved in humans, we are broadly influenced by the same evolutionary pressures as all animals. We are not unique, in any particular respect, for our need to survive, to reproduce, or the patterns of behavior we employ when we attempt to achieve these basic goals.