Constructing Nature Print Series

Constructing Nature is an abstracted woodblock series about the balance between the natural and constructed worlds. The work utilizes the idea of “building blocks” in reference to repetitive patterns in nature that make up larger natural forms such as honeycombs, crystals, or fungal structures to build compositions. These patterns are countered though imagery of technology and industrial architecture. By doing so I found a correlation between natural structures and man-made ones. Both nature and machines are systematic entities that have working parts, without some of these parts neither would function. With this in mind, I integrated them together to blur the line between the two. My process reflects this in a similar manner by blurring the line between traditional and contemporary post-digital printmaking processes. I do this by utilizing digital fabrication equipment to make my plates. This technical and process oriented approach is integral in both the aesthetic and conceptual assertions in my final compositions.