Currently, Jason has turned his process to exploring the connections between Wilderness and Psyche in the age of the Anthropocene. He wishes to examine the importance of Wilderness for our mind and our soul in an age when so much of the planet has been touched by human endeavor -  as in the way we look to the night sky and see more satellites than shooting stars.  He aims to capture the paradox of a simulated Wild on the planet.  Furthermore, Jason wants to imagine how unlocking the secrets of nature can be mutually beneficial for humans and nature, i.e. green energy. Landscape and Wilderness are explored through wandering, mapping, and collecting artifacts of both the mind and the physical landscape.  Forms created range from wall relief to freestanding sculpture.  Jason hopes the viewer will be initially impressed by diverse forms and matter, then consider the implications and poetics of works inspired by maps, charts, and landscape.  Lastly, Jason want to question whether true freedom of the mind and body requires both a real and perceived Wilderness. Jason submits the following question: what personal and global liberties are we willing to negotiate as we move deeper into the Anthropocene? Only when these questions are considered, can we act to provide the planet with the rights we expect for ourselves; and upon doing so, we may be able to find balance in our interactions with the place we all call home. 

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