ARTIST STATEMENT: Eric A. Dahl...AKA the Cosmic Cowboyâ€¦
My life is my canvas. I have described myself as a healing, visual and performing artist. My work is about my experience as a human life form. What is the Human experience? Furthermore--what is it like to inhabit Eric Dahlâ€™s body? It is an exploration in what he feels, senses and experiences and how he expresses himself on this planet. I like to capture and share experiences and moments in time. In my work the human body is the user interface to this amazing place called earth and the adventure called life. Each of us is given a unique and complex piece of machinery we call our body and specially equipped with 5 or more senses that gather and process information about the people, places and experiences that we interact with every moment of our life. It is through these 5 senses that we may become more keenly aware of our unique situation here on earth and more appreciative of our bodies allowing the innate intelligence of the body to guide us through our journey. I believe in using this machinery to its utmost potential and living life to its fullest. I count on my partner the â€œCosmic Cowboyâ€ to help me do this. When I express myself authentically a connection is made with the inner most places that is uniquely me. I choose to express myself in whatever medium I feel appropriate at the time and help others to do the same. When doing this I believe I am helping to create a global community full of joy, peace and understanding.