The Desire for Meaning in Phenomena

detail, You might never understand, 41 archival digital prints on panel, size variable, 2007

detail, You might never understand, 41 archival digital prints on panel, size variable, 2007

Primer, bound drawings on glassine,elk hide, wood, gesso, mica poweder, archival digital images on panel, dimensions variable, 2007

Primer, bound drawings on glassine,elk hide, wood, gesso, mica poweder, archival digital images on panel, dimensions variable, 2007

The Desire for Meaning in Phenomena (fold in Patterns in nature)

Looking at insect societies and natural designs as an object lesson, this work investigates natural patterns as remnants or documents of relationships. Beginning with an individual within a larger context, the work builds connections that speak to individual agency and interdependence. Watching insects swarming or birds circling in the sky, their movements seeming to communicate a complicated choreography that is difficult to follow but punctuated with highly organized moments. Like starling murmurations, those moments seem to indicate a natural way of organizing that is mysterious, fluid and chaotic. By collecting, arranging and rearranging images and information inspired by these creatures, I consider how the individual relates to the group and how, as human beings, we can't help but assign meaning to what we see and experience.

 
installation of Primer and The Pace of Memory, The Desire for Meaning in Phenomena, The Kitchenette, Phoenix, Arizona, 2007

installation of Primer and The Pace of MemoryThe Desire for Meaning in Phenomena, The Kitchenette, Phoenix, Arizona, 2007

 
Structure, monotypes mounted on panel, 32”x40”, 2006

Structure, monotypes mounted on panel, 32”x40”, 2006

 
Structure, monotypes mounted on panel, 32”x40”, 2006

Structure, monotypes mounted on panel, 32”x40”, 2006

 Swarm, Installation, tar paper and monofilament, size variable, 2004.

detail, Migration, cut atlases and encylopedias, 15' x 12', 2004

 detail Swarm, Installation, tar paper and monofilament, size variable, 2004.

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 Migration - Reorganized, cut atlases and encyclopedias, 15' x 12', 2004