I was commissioned to complete 3 wall drawings for a Tristan Ursell’s laboratory at the University of Oregon! The lab will be studying bacterial collective swarming behavior, so it was agreed upon that the work would relate to that through visual systems. The three different walls will explore three visual systems inspired by collective swarming behavior; Paenibacillus colonies, slime molds, and murmurations.
The image above is progress from the first day. It is the beginning of a visually inspired Paenibacillus colony.
Reference image below:
Image of Paenibacillus. Credit: Eshel Ben-Jacob and Inna Brainis
curated by Jeanne Heifetz
Schema Projects, 92 ST Nicholas AVE Brooklyn NY 11237
February 27-March 29th, 2015
Opening reception, Friday February 27th, 6-9pm
Emily Barletta, Janice Caswell, Clint Fulkerson, Colleen Ho, Sarah Morejohn, Sharyn O’Mara, Paula Overbay, Jessica Rosner, Mia Rosenthal, Karen Schiff, Drew Shiflett, Allyson Strafella and Robert Walden.
“We live in the age of “big data.” Through the reach of the internet, researchers in almost every field can now analyze thousands, even millions, of discrete bits of information, uncovering patterns and significance that smaller data sets could never reveal. Like “big data” researchers, the artists in our show make discoveries that are only possible through the aggregation of multiple small bits of information. Whether drawn or painted, stitched or torn, stamped or struck with a typewriter key, these works’ patterns and imagery emerge from the process itself, a painstaking accumulation of tiny repeated marks.”
Landsat 2000 image of the Lena River Delta via Wikipedia