laser cut steel plate
45 x 45 x 43 cm
- Jerwood Sculpture Prize exhibition, Jerwood Space, 2003
Dendrite deals with nature and its representation. The tree-pattern has two versions, one more nautralistic and the other more granular or pixillated. I will combine both in the piece. By doing this I am reiterating a central philosophical concern of my practice; a debate about nature and human perception of it. On the one hand I see a reality of permanent change and flux, (Heraclitis, Aristotle), and on the other a more granular, atomistic one (Liebnitz, Democritus).
This work comes out of a series of previous installations of the last ten years which occupy a complicated terrain of overlapping concerns; concerns with art, science and religion as distinct epistemologies and a questioning of the nature-culture continuum.
It is intended to sit as an artificial tree in the landscape, its bottom (digitial) half giving way to naturalistically rendered upper(analogue) branches.