I’ve always been in search of answers. I believe that approaching theoretical ideas and findings in the realm of science and technology by the application of creative visual thinking can help to solve problems. But what happens when you apply mathematics to art? My answer to that is patterns.
I discovered a beauty and appreciation for the visuals that can be revealed under microscopes, through telescopes, and other forms of imaging. Equally, I see beauty in the technological and mechanical structures we build in order to study and try to understand these mysteries. Additionally, the action of exploring the way materials react with each other on a canvas and observing the intensity, dissonance, and harmony of color can help us to understand and experience, firsthand, the physicality of life.
With my work, I explore different ways of building images with patterns that I have created. Recently, I have been exploring color combinations which blur and vibrate together to achieve a glow effect – much like a technique that can be seen in the work of various Chicago imagists. A metaphysical idea that I have applied to this vibrational effect, is that the source of a vibration is perfectly still because it is balanced and at the center – and my visual representation of this is pure solid color.
I have a theory about patterns that is slowly emerging by way of both studio practice and research. What I have found is that the complexity or length of a pattern has a correlation to the hindrance of human comprehension. In other words, how can we predict the ending to a pattern if we do not know where the end, or beginning, lies?