September 22 - November 08 22

Cindy Shung: Mind is Universe

Pegasus glides across the night sky.

Da Vinci encouraged “observation with imagination”.

Hamlet saw a camel in the cloud.

In 1866, Karl Kahlbaum named the tendency for perception to impose a meaningful interpretation of a visual stimulus Pareidolia.

In Cindy’s garden, reality wilts under macro lens while shades and shapes transform to surreal storylines evoking the emotion of long forgotten past. The diversity of images elevate photography as fictitious expression of boundless imagination.

Time and distance leave marks in one’s mind which stretches constantly and unconsciously. Cindy’s conceptually evolved beings will never return to their original selves. Homecoming to where the stories began is familiar and complementary, yet never the way it was.

Human mind, where memory mingles with fantasy and reality converse with emotion, is the center of the ever-expanding universe one sees and believes. While Cindy sees a heaven in a flower, how un-universal individuals’ perceptions are for everyone. The uniqueness and freedom of imagination differentiates humans from other living organisms and advances civilization.

Thus, what is IMAGINATION? What is MAKE BELIEVE? And what is TRUTH?

In the world we live in, “TRUTH” is only what one chooses to believe.

Learn more about Cindy Shung at


Artist's Reception: September 24 2022, 5-7pm


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