My work reflects my interest in the organic and seemingly chaotic processes of nature as demonstrated in fractal patterns and evolution. I am intrigued by the tension between controlled intention and the unpredictability of nature and its processes, as well as how these forces interact, and through this interaction give rise to conscious awareness.
My current body of drawings are a combination of pen, ink, acrylic and colored pencil on mylar. The mylar creates a deep, milky, smooth, white space in which each form levitates and creates the illusion of existing in 3-dimensions. The drawings evoke an Alien or ancient form combined with a hybrid of plant, animal, and human forms. The movement and repetition in the drawings create fractal like structures that are abundant in nature. Evolution is alluded to in the work, as each form is an organic hybrid of various forms of life, depicted in a state of transformation and metamorphosis . The insect-like bodies appear to be evolving braids resulting in a human shape, dissolving the distinction between plant, animal, and human forms and fusing abstract and figurative elements. The result reflects the evolutionary process of beginning with the simplest, one celled organism evolving into the various complex expressions of life.
My paintings reflect a similar interest in organic movement and evolution on a more primordial level. The interaction of chemicals and the fluidity that creates an organic life form are the same processes of nature that carve out planets and continents . They reflect fractal patterns, which are patterns left behind due to unpredictable natural processes. The branching of trees, the veins of a hand, water moving and twisting through canals and riverbeds are a few examples. The paintings create a tension between the effect of gravity on the paint and the use of controlled intention behind the flow. They are a metaphor for the tension between human beings' need for knowledge and control and their inability to understand nor control the Universe. I am interested in exploring the intersection between spirituality, science, and art through my work.
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