"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." -- Ryunosuke Satoro
Habitual Growth by Alexis Ortiz, Julia Gootzeit and Katie Schofield, is a a beautiful and seamless collaborative installation. It was impossible to differentiate the mark of one maker's hand from the other. More impressive was the how the installation took on nuance of such varied settings.
Or taking a stroll through a meadow?
Think fungi, coral, bark. As they write in their statement, "[The] work revolves around the process of creation in which ritualistic motions are repeated, producing an accumulation of simple forms. As the daily act of making becomes habit, the forms grow and intertwine. The different textures and materials are juxtaposed to create an imagined habitat of symbiotic relationships. Natural and industrial elements interact - eating, regurgitating, sheltering, mimicking, covering, and encrusting one another."
Habitual Growth is on exhibit at Fill in the Blank Gallery until August 20th.