the artist’s home studio in Brockton, MA
november 25, 2007
The resemblance to any living creature is coincidental; however this study illustrates that, when forming constructions from discrete building blocks, it is possible to visually suggest some shapes that occur in nature. Fractal geometry has been used for decades as a way to simulate the growth patterns of trees and ferns, because orderly shapes occur in many contexts that are not living at all but which express a mathematical formalism that is very life-like. And even though there exist sublime blueprints of our physical structures at a cellular level, suggesting the exact opposite of the theory that we are composed of just so many building blocks, there are in fact vast regions of every biological creature’s anatomy that depend upon the perfect repetition of each cellular element.