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Chaos is the order of the day.
Chaos, Patterns and Cross Currents. Which came first, the designs or the title “Line and Mind”? The designs came first and they seem to be about something. Artists do tend to tap into the Zeitgeist of their surroundings as well as their personal life experiences. And some of those personal experiences bear the mark of unintelligible cross-currents and feedback loops. But, artists also absorb ideas and theories from diverse fields. It’s no surprise that Chaos Theory is of particular attraction and interest. We all unconsciously absorb fragments or complete ideas from our culture and surroundings, internalize those bits and pieces, and then give expression to them. In my case, that expression takes visual form. That expression could just as well have been musical or literary or theatrical. But you know what? We ALL unconsciously absorb.
Being of a curious mind, naturally as
I looked at this body of work,
which is still in progress,
I asked myself,
“What is going on here”?
What’s going on is a reaction, a response to the electrifying times in which I live and have lived. Right now, I see chaos and where I don’t see that, I see cross-currents, usually in violent conflict with each other. I didn’t start out to depict this state of affairs. I merely responded to it. I surprised myself to see some intriguing graphic design patterns come out of those responses . I don’t know, is this how the mind is trying to make sense of it all? Or is it a gateway to unrelenting sadness and further chaos and cross-currents? Again, I just don’t know.
Chaos theory is a branch of mathematics focusing on the study of chaos — dynamical systems whose apparently random states of disorder and irregularities are actually governed by underlying patterns and deterministic laws that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. Chaos theory is an interdisciplinary theory stating that, within the apparent randomness of chaotic complex systems . . .
. . .there are :
constant feedback loops