|jean kuwabara | visual artist|
artist statementWhen I look at the ocean, I see endless ripples and waves, each one unique and randomly formed, yet forming a pattern. Constantly changing and unchanging. How can so many random elements form a coherent, ordered visual image?
Is it an ancient memory in me that responds with deep pleasure to this visual image? Is it a primitive part of my brain that wants to observe and understand this?
My present work is created out of my desire to grasp the concept of random pattern, as exemplified by the sea. There are many examples in our world of random pattern, the veins of a leaf, raindrops splashing in a puddle, even the spacing of stars in the heavens. However, as someone who has grown up at the edge of the ocean, I am interested in the patterns of water.
Order and chaos, a dynamic tension that is present in everything around us. This work is my intuitive response.
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