This solo exhibit features work created in 2017 and 2018 that were informed by the golden ratio (phi). I have been reflecting on the thought that all of life is a space on which fractals can be imbedded. Fractal geometry has a self-similar replication that is found at a cosmological scale in the ever-expanding universe, as well as at the profoundly fundamental building blocks of life. When a DNA stand is viewed from the top-down, the layered double helix rotation abides by the golden ratio (phi). Kismet and Phidala are the first works to directly incorporate phi into my drawing process.
A new series of installations in this exhibit titled Ad Pondus Omnium (considering the weight of all things) explores a collaboration between my sensibility and forms that represent the subtle corruption of mathematical self-replication. The purity of fractal geometry and phi as starting points for growth are met with forces of nature that are beyond control. Thankfully, life has a way of circumventing predictability. By focusing on this premise, I participate in archetypes that are newly discovered yet familiar or indeterminate but known.