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    Mark Pearsall

    Liminalgraph No. 2.1

    Thesis Review

    A collection of work along with a short thesis chat on experience and representation.

    What is it Like to Be a Bird?

    Guided example through the different types of how we can represent a bird, from photographic image, to diagrammatic form, into a more abstract sense, such as theater

    Liminalgraph No. 1

    Incidental Collage of Unconscious Sectors

    Liminalgraph No. 2

    Incidental Collage of Unconscious Sectors

    Liminalgraph No. 2.1

    Incidental Collage of Unconscious Sectors

    Liminalgraph No. 2.1

    Field Guide Two-Page Layout

    Concept Spreads for Final Project, Field Guide to Non-Ordinary Reality

    Field Guide Two-Page Layout

    Concept Spreads for Final Project, Field Guide to Non-Ordinary Reality

    Field Guide Two-Page Layout

    Concept Spreads for Final Project, Field Guide to Non-Ordinary Reality

    Field Guide Two-Page Layout

    Concept Spreads for Final Project, Field Guide to Non-Ordinary Reality

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    Thesis Abstract

    Human beings are by nature sensual beings. We experience the world directly through our senses. We organize what we are sensing in a manner to understand our surroundings–this process is called perception. Perception informs learning, memory, and expectations. Consciousness is the state of being aware of external objects and something within you.

    The conditional state of being is called reality, which can be described as ordinary, or non-ordinary. We must inhabit ordinary reality in the state of being awake, and going about the day to meet our basic needs. During the course of the day we may find ourselves drifting in and out of states of awareness, finding moments lost in a daydream, or finding something inexplicably beautiful within the world. This is the doorway to the non-ordinary.

    These can be considered subtle aspects of non-ordinary reality. When we gaze into the atmosphere, seeing not with our eyes but with the eye of the mind. We become en/tranced by something that is beyond our senses–a communion with something past the state of ordinary reality.

    I have set out on a series of projects to collect and represent states of being in-between, which I am describing in form as a Liminalgraph. I will expand on the forms and ideas that are sparked by the Liminalgraph in the form of a Field Guide. In this format I will be able further my investigations on image making and experience directly related to sectors of both the conscious and unconscious mind.