Recurrence in Formation
Recurrence in Formation investigates intersections between man and nature, specifically the human dependence on the natural environment to sustain itself. The omnipresence of fishes eaten in many cultures is interpreted as a sign of life and abundance. These microscopic images of dried fishes are derived from an age-old discovery of salting. Paradoxically, this salting process that stems from food scarcity is evident of imminent mortality. Which is eventual in the cycle of life. The artist aims to reflect on the human pursuit of nature from the source of the food chain.
Recurrence in Formation further scrutinizes these preserved fishes as a by-product of a human-induced natural process. An ephemeral state of existence is reintroduced to this commonplace object, which will inevitably return to the natural world.