“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.”
― Frank Herbert
Humans are in constant pursuit of order. Order explains the mechanism of things, predicts the next stages, and sets a structure in an otherwise incoherent world. We are creatures of habit; in routine we find security and solace, meaning in life and a purpose for existence. Order is a form of pattern; a patterned lifestyle.
The universality of patterns that can be applied to both nature and life are the very things early Greek philosophers such as Plato have studied in bids to explain the concept of order.
As an illustrator, I look to patterns in nature, architecture, and synthetic reproductions, as my inspirations. All living creatures follow such an order not just in the way they reproduce, but also the way they form aesthetically.Yet simultaneously, there exists still some leeway for individuality and chance, in its growth. In life I myself am guilty of being such a creature of habit, to the point of living regrettably more rigidly than spontaneously. But by taking my inspiration from nature, it is evident that chance and spontaneity can exist amidst the necessary order.
Four large drawings featuring different microscopic elements - stem cells from plants, the skin of fighting fish, crystal formations of sucrose, and the rings of tree trunks. Through the extraction and merging of these intricate patterns, I will create unified compositions, reflecting the way every individual is a unique combination of different biological makeups and experiences in himself. As humans, we are also a product of nature, but within ourselves there exists a plethora of elements such as personalities, free will, experiences that define us as who we are.