Artist Statement

Artist Statement for Lucas James

I love the perigee of night, when my conscious and dreaming minds approach each other so closely.  When dreams blend into reality mixing and swirling as when the river meets the saline sea and the two briefly move over each other in distinct, whirling vortices.  In those moments, what I dream breathes as reality and reality flexes like plastic.

My photography seeks to catch that dream state, to freeze those hybrid visions into something for an audience outside of my mind.