Generations
       
     
Bridges
       
     
Trapeze
       
     
Beckon
       
     
Crossing
       
     
Overlay
       
     
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IMG_5989.jpg
       
     
Host Organism
       
     
Float
       
     
Primaries
       
     
Skitter
       
     
Bulge and Crack
       
     
Compost
       
     
Spray
       
     
Persevere
       
     
Decolletage
       
     
Generations
       
     
Generations

Each piece in this series, “Systems Explorations”, begins with drawing a traditional Islamic pattern. This approach grew out of several previous series based on Zellige tiles from Morocco, which I immersed myself in on a trip in 2014 after having admired them from afar for many years. I find the order and peace inherent in these patterns a relief from the disarming chaos in the world. Yet I am attracted to disrupting these patterns in order to reveal something previously hidden, which feels akin to acknowledging the effect of unpredictable change on tradition. When I discover a way forward within a process that dismantles order, my focus shifts from destruction to creation. The more I press forward, navigating back and forth between repetition, progression, and randomness, the more possibilities I find for invention and surprise. I never tire of the symbiotic relationship between geometric and organic structures.

Bridges
       
     
Bridges
Trapeze
       
     
Trapeze
Beckon
       
     
Beckon
Crossing
       
     
Crossing
Overlay
       
     
Overlay
IMG_5986.jpg
       
     
IMG_5989.jpg
       
     
Host Organism
       
     
Host Organism
Float
       
     
Float
Primaries
       
     
Primaries
Skitter
       
     
Skitter
Bulge and Crack
       
     
Bulge and Crack
Compost
       
     
Compost
Spray
       
     
Spray
Persevere
       
     
Persevere
Decolletage
       
     
Decolletage