My response to the theme of networks came as a result of exploring a dictionary definition of the word network, as a ‘SYSTEM OF INTERCONNECTED LINES, a pattern or system that looks like a series of branching or interconnected lines’ (Bloomsbury Concise English Dictionary 2nd ed., Rooney, ed. 2005, p.973). This has prompted me to view networks as visual compositions, exploring these within the natural world.
My work aims to reveal the beautiful structures and patterns within these natural networks which are no less elaborate, complex or detailed than their technologically networked counterparts.
During the making process and the method of display that I have been considering, I have also begun to explore the ‘networks’ that the method of construction and stitching forms within the work also, allowing these to be revealed by displaying them in front of a natural light source.
Inspiration sources: Botanical structures and patterns in nature.