The Nature of Things
The Nature of Things is an animation and video installation that is comprised of imagery taken from my circular "visual trigger" paintings. The work is inspired by biology and contemporary microscopic photography, and explores the patterns and cycles of how destructive forces in nature slowly creep in, settle, take over, and destroy a surrounding. Furthermore, The Nature of Things reverses the space relationship between the individual and the microscopic specimen, forcing the individual to question the importance of the specimen and renegotiate their preconceived ideas on beauty. The work was featured at Bumbershoot 2014, the D-Lectricity Nuit Blanche festival in Detroit 2014, and projected in the planetarium dome for the launch party at the Mid-America Science Museum where I was the featured artist.