I started this composition as a repetition of five images, then three, eight and finally seven… A scale played out. While repetition produces rhythm, the intention of the cropped frame is to capture a movement, a sensitivity that passes through nature to humans. I work on the border of abstraction where detailed information exists, yet when viewed either multiplied at a distance or in close-up my arrangement becomes its pattern, inviting the viewer to look at the variations of departures from the vertical.
The single 4/5″ image diminished the scale of the plant 3x. This installation now magnifies the original image 17x.
In this work, the first I’ve made at this scale, the installation replicates the enlarged gaze of myself as a child, a time when the intrigue of looking generates its sensibility and order. Through magnification, the echoing pattern of the plant from small to large readdresses our placement within nature.