Acrylic & ink on canvas, 14x11
The smallest, most insignificant change happening at the chromosomal level, alters life in ways no one can ever predict. Many of us live with altered lives. I often wonder what life may have been like, had the slight change, the size less than a grain of salt, had not happened in the embryonic stage of my development. Science is fascinating, and it has taught me that every little thing I do in life matters. This piece is a reminder of that appreciation.
I infuse my work with bright colors, which inject optimism and reactivate a mindset. I often represent filters flowing through my subjects in tightly organized clusters of symbols inspired by binary code, pop culture, archaic lettering, mathematics, alchemy, and my personal iconography.
The symbols and the agonizing process to cluster them neatly represent a way to come to terms with simultaneous realities of connectivity, chaos, and conflict between man, technology, and nature.
The process of repetition is cathartic and gives me a way to organize this chaos and conflict, infuse harmony and stability, and renew hope that mankind will find a way to create a sustainable planet where life and technological advances can live in balance.