As an interdisciplinary artist with a foundation in printmaking, Blake Peterson creates work that either examines the nature of “the narrative” or produces work that uses narrative structures to engage the viewer. By extrapolating from these stories, larger themes can be processed. Omission of information is as important as the story itself. Blake feels that the restriction of data leads a viewer to fill in the missing gaps. Seemingly objective information is supplanted with one’s assumptions and biases.
Another key aspect of Blake’s work is the fixation on the events surrounding – but not actually presenting – the climax. The great ‘triumph’ or ‘fall’ is never shown. He attempts to exhibit transient episodes of time. These ethereal moments contain the multitude of possibilities, unencumbered by the restraints of causation. The viewer is allowed to interpret both opportunities, and truly understand the gravity of the event