To create an illusion of order in the chaos which surrounds us is instinctively human. Why, though, do we so desperately cling to that illusion when in our hearts we know it is a lie?
When I started this body of work, I set out to find the reason why I find geometric shapes within the natural world so interesting. I soon realized my work wasn’t about shapes, it wasn’t even about form. This project embodies the one thing I crave most in this world: control. The kinds of forms came to represent personal aspects of my own life; the inorganic are those which I could govern and the organic are those which I could not. Through the use of trompe-l’oeil I created the facade of an ordered world. I tried to structure the organic shapes by encasing them inside geometry, but are they not still wild within their own confinement? Just as we fearlessly stare down tigers in the zoo behind a glass wall, I have created false containment. By playing god, I fooled myself into believing I could control the uncontrollable. This is how the fantasy of authority works, we find solace in our false expectations. We impose geometry onto the natural world and believe it is tamed.