Justin Leitner, NC Member Since November 2015 Artist Statement With my work I explore the psychological phenomenon of Pareidolia (a type of illusion or misperception involving a vague or obscure stimulus being perceived as something clear and distinct) with the use of Abstract Extractionism as means to visualize the subconscious. My work utilizes the Cavazos method of recognizing an idea, image, scene, or further point of Abstraction within the Abstract. I believe that the images our subconscious reflects onto the naturalistic world is ingrained into us as humans. Our brain is wired to find meaning and to identify structure and order around us. My work often represents a duality between the naturalistic world and the subconscious; narrative as it relates to a narrative framework, and chaos versus order.