My current work emphasizes the
complex interrelations of the ecosystem, and is informed by self-similar
patterns found within and throughout it. Underlying
the diversity and complexity of ecology is structure that reflects the
operation of fundamental physical processes. In accordance with the theories of
mathematician Benoit B. Mandelbrot,
patterns of structure that are self-similar can be observed over a wide range
of dimensions. This compelling ordering system informs both the process and
content of my work. Drawings are constructed through a system of mark making to
create imagery that intentionally oscillates between representational and
abstract — in which the smallest cellular structure
reflects substantial celestial formations.
In my most recent pieces, media
is employed through a range of applications to form dendritic and circular marks.
Placements of marks break up the fixed viewpoint within the picture plane with
the intent to represent a metaphysical space.