For most of his career, Merleau-Ponty focused on the problems of perception and embodiment as a starting point for clarifying the relation between the mind and the body, the objective world and the experienced world, expression in language and art, history, politics, and nature. Although phenomenology provided the overarching framework for these investigations — https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/merleau-ponty/
In “Eye and Mind,” Maurice Merleau-Ponty examines how art, specifically painting, displays the act of viewing the world with openness and immersion that is more truly representative of the continuum of existence. – http://csmt.uchicago.edu/annotations/merleaupontyeye.htm
What distinguishes Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenological investigations from those of other philosophers, such as Sartre and Heidegger, is his insistence on the body as the center of perception and the medium of consciousness. – http://csmt.uchicago.edu/annotations/merleaupontyeye.htm
The ideas of the philosopher Maurice Merleau- Ponte reflect in the methods I make my work with the idea of the idea of ‘idea of viewing the world with openness’ is a similar concept to my artwork and the way I freely intepret the landscapes I view. I also see the links between the ideas of embodiement flow through the ideas of Ponty and also reflect in my artist statement and also in the work currently being made in my practice.