The natural world, in all its intricate complexity and beauty, never stops to fascinate and mystify me. Especially the way nature tends to organize itself in recognizable patterns repeated throughout all levels of creation, from the cosmic to the microscopic, is an inexhaustible source of wonder and amazement.
I don’t think science is fully able to explain how and why these patterns occur; but they certainly seem to suggest that the principles operating in the universe are general ones, and that there’s an underlying unity and harmony in the world that is normally not so visible to us in our daily lives.
I believe many people find these patterns beautiful and fascinating exactly because they give an intuitive understanding of the interdependence of everything and a sense of order and meaning.
With my art I seek to evoke this feeling of interconnectedness and unity, by imitating natural patterns. I do it in a simple and abstracted form to better be able to show the systematic principles behind the patterns unfoldment and in a symbol like manner remind the observer of their own inherent unity with all things.
Some typical features of these patterns are symmetry, regularity, self-similarity and repetition. They can take the form of spirals, waves, organic growth patterns and geometric fractals.
You will recognize these forms and patterns in many of my paintings. In the webshop you can find them under the following categories:
I plan to write more about these different patterns and how they influence my art in the future. Sign up for my newsletter below if you want to be notified.