Argos Mind Maze

This series is a riff on a character from Greek mythology Argos Panoptes. Argos is a shepherd with many eyes, never sleeps, and is always vigilant. In my version, because of sleep deprivation, Argos loses track of his identity. Each eye asserts itself as the one authentic personality. And so, The Argos Mind Maze refers to his quest to unify his personality and transcend.

I explore the tactile nature of painting. The texture and mark-making are very important to the work. I develop a personal language of marks that weave between each piece. I am using eyes, symbols, grids, patterns, textures, and colors that support and inform each piece.

John Holdway