Exploring the Language of Nature in Contemporary Art


Nature, like language and other complex systems, can be understood as a vast collection of individual parts. Just as we use punctuation and grammar to control language, we attempt to control nature by rearranging its parts. My work is a visual exploration into this process of deconstructing complex systems, both human and natural, and what happens when our rigid categories begin to merge, cluster, and dissolve. When grappling with the troubled relationship between humanity and nature, we are often presented with the notion that human systems and natural systems are mutually exclusive and incompatible. However, we easily forget that humans are deeply connected to the natural world, bound by the same natural laws and organic processes as everything else...

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