Through the early development of our species, humans were embedded in nature and lived off of the land, along with other animals. In this primitive, pre-personal fusion state, there was no distinction between self and environment; we were instinctually absorbed in a dreamy immersion and oneness with the biosphere.
As we evolved self-consciousness, humans began to set themselves apart from the world and reflect upon, conceptualize, and analyze their experience. This disassociation of humanity with the natural world was the underlying cause of environmental degradation and conflict at all scales.
Our culture at present seeks a higher integration, which lies beyond the man versus nature dualism. Individual and collective perception is progressively shifting, and a new baseline structure of consciousness is emerging.
This cognitive thought characterized by the realization of interconnectedness. As this transcendent state of being emerges, the distance between man and nature, and self and other, begins to dissipate.
This is exactly what Brevard intends to communicate through these works. Inspired by a deep ecological awareness and transpersonal experiences beyond the realm of ordinary consciousness, Brevard uses art, design, and experiences to reflect the architecture of consciousness and to point the way to an integrated world culture.
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