THE ECOLOGICAL MESH - exhibition statement
My interest in the sciences of natural history, biology and complexity theory is expressed through printmaking and small, sculptural installations made from found synthetic materials. By constructing organisms from plastic and Styrofoam, which share the same source as petroleum, I connect consequences of the consumption of fossil fuels in our society with the beauty and fragility of the natural world.
Inspiration for my work flows from exploring the concept of the Biosphere, of living matter being inseparably connected within the geological envelope of the earth. In contemporary thought, Timothy Morton defines interconnectedness in Nature as the Ecological Mesh.
- Eveline Kolijn
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Science and nature inspire my art. My work investigates form and pattern in nature, organisms, and mechanisms. I also investigate the relationship of Man with Nature. I create dialectic between natural structures and man-made constructions. This opposition appears formal in contrasting organic shapes against Euclidean, rigid structures, but underneath is often a commentary on the relationship between human society and the natural environment.