|(click for larger image)Aurorra|
Oil on canvas
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My paintings have evolved from the observation of the environment both natural and manmade and the study of fractals. Fractals are described as computer generated forms that interpret the geometry of nature. It is a system where nature is defined in mathematical terms.
The forms of nature are repeated in the realms of earth, air, fire, water and ether. This repetition extends from the micro to the macro levels. We can see that the branches of a tree are similar in form to a bolt of lightning or that the rings of Saturn resemble the rings of water in a puddle, yet they exist separately in time, space and scale. There exists an order of continuity throughout the different realms. There is also a balance between chaos and order within this system. The stripes of zebras appear to be the same, yet no two zebras have exactly the same pattern. All humans have similar fingerprints, yet each one is unique.
In my paintings, I am interested in showing the similarity and contrast between natural and manmade forms. This focus has led me to develop imagery that reflects on a range of issues, from social and environmental concerns to meditations on the patterns and actions of nature. By showing a shifting of scenes in my work, events and forms merge while at the same time retain their own individual identities. The interactions between the scenes and images help define new relationships and meanings. I am seeking a balance between opposites such as order and chaos, large and small or the physical and metaphysical. Working with this attitude reveals for me new interpretations and ways of seeing the world.