FOREVER ALMOST FALLING
I'm interested in the ways things are connected, both directly and through networks, and how simple elements can combine and evolve into complex organisms.
The title of this series comes from a phrase in Kevin Kelly's book Out of Control, where he describes the "poised disequilibrium of living systems, forever almost falling" as they ride the edge between chaos and order. He was talking about biology, but it's also a pretty good description of the creative process itself.
All of these pieces were created by hand-cutting and inlaying linoleum and vinyl flooring materials. I think of them as paintings, but there was no paint involved. The colors and textures were chosen from what was available at Linoleum City. My main tool was an Exacto knife. I went through hundreds of blades, and quite a few bandaids too. The dotted lines that appear on some of these were "drawn" using an electric drill.