Decay, loss, an unwanted reality and the human desire to keep and hold. Learning from nature.
My artwork is about the recognition of the transience of matter and a human desire to keep and hold. In my work, I embed this desperate race against time by using living or organic matter, capable of decay or the product of decay.
While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project, their roots are consistent. They are linked by nature’s genius, the fruits from three billion years of trial and error resulting in various ways of fighting transience, preserving information, recreating.
By embracing new materials and/or knowledge resulting from biotechnology, I offer a view on the social, political, ethical and cultural issues resulting from this relatively new ability of humans to understand and manipulate the mechanism behind nature’s genius.
A transient worldA recognition of the transience of things and a human desire to keep and hold things.
BioArt, living artA new medium which provides me as an artist with nature's way of fighting transience, preserving information, recreating.
Nature’s geniusWe often marvel at our accomplishments, but fail to see how primitive our designs really are. Ignoring three billion years of trail and error.