What in the World is an Empathic?

The Empathics are futuristic beings who can shape shift and time travel.. They can, for example, alter their genetic makeup to merge it with plants. They are the creation of a mixed racial, binational artist named Saya Woolfalk. She was born in Japan, raised in Westchester County, N.Y., and currently lives in Brooklyn. Woolfalk is known for mixed-media installations that use science fiction and fantasy and focus on the theme of hybridity.

These photos are from Woolfalk’s recent exhibition at the Newark Museum of Art. Field Notes from the Empathic Universe was created after researching the museum’s plant specimens and landscape paintings. It is intended as a view of these from an Empathic perspective.

Elevator doors by Saya Woolfolk
The Field Notes from an Empathic Universe exhibit began in the elevator. These are the elevator doors that opened onto the second floor and into the Woolfalk exhibition.

No Placean Anatomy, Saya Woolfalk
No Placean Anatomy
Mindfulness Activated Future Possibility Generator 1.0
Leaving the exhibit, you walk back into the elevator and see this on the back wall.
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10 Responses to What in the World is an Empathic?

  1. This is amazing! I love the new influx of psychedelic work in the mainstream art world.

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  2. retrosimba says:

    Thanks for the glimpse into this fascinatingly different world.

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  3. Beautiful and fascinating artwork! The video clips reveal an involving experience with Woolfalk’s Empathic Universe. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Bumba says:

    Interesting artwork. However the Empathics title eludes this old camper. I still don’t understand why empathy has replaced sympathy in our lexicon. And why the capital E?

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  5. Priti says:

    Excellent artwork! Well shared with video thanks for sharing 😊👍

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  6. Obong eno says:

    This is awesome 🤍

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  7. Donna Janke says:

    What a fascinating and mesmerizing exhibition. I think the elevator paintings must enhance the feeling of entering another dimension.

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  8. Fantastic exhibition!

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