How do you organize our world into understandable concepts and recognize recurrences (patterns)? What, When, Where and How is reality determined by each living being that has its own particular combination of qualities that make its perception about the nature and phenomenon of this world unique?
When you examine the world at levels larger and smaller (macro & micro) than human existence, you begin to recognize similarities in all exsistance... Our world is a stage for cycles, beginning and ending.....reminiscent of.... circular-ness.
Simply, minimally and austerely, a circle; sphere, orb, cycle, roundness and its persistent, continuous nature has been observed within every existing civilization that we have recorded information about...I curiously notice the form that all receptors have (eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth, and fingertips) are round. Galaxy organization, planetary path ways, radio waves, the roll of the ocean, wind patterns, the water cycle, tree growth, the way flower petals radiate around in spiral forms: the golden ration, pi, the arch a frog jump makes due to gravity, the relationship between the letter O and the shape a mouth makes when saying O... Round is always on the move.
I am abstracting forms from the concept of combinations, continual motion, perceptions and variation using the most widely recognized and fitting form, the circle, as my point of departure...
The material I have chosen to predominantly work with is American waste. I search out businesses that commonly have one time use items that gets trashed. Styrofoam and paper are my number one resources but I have also come across pressed board, cardboard, wood, vintage jewely and more. Recycling and repurposing materials adds to the conceptual purpose of my work.
I also love working with tree. They produce vital ingredients for life on earth. They record their own existence in layers....in circles, and grow in cycles that are dictated by other cycles. Humans have found several ways to manipulate tree into various useful applications such as lumber, plywood, and paper. Working in these variations illustrates how one thing can appear differently, depending on the state of which it is viewed or perceived and combined