Amazing Cut Paper Bacterium by Rogan Brown
Artist Rogan Brown completed work on this new cut paper sculpture titled Cut Microbe. It took four months to make and is a continuation of Brown’s exploration of the human biome and was inspired by the form of salmonella and ecoli bacteria.You can see more of Rogan’s work on his website
My work plays with the architecture of nature and organic growth. By identifying patterns and motifs that occur in the natural world in different contexts and at different scales, both macroscopic and microscopic, I have developed a formal, aesthetic vocabulary that I use to construct hybrid sculptural forms, both real and surreal.
Familiar and other at one and the same time the sculptures make multiple visual references: cell structures, microbes, pathogens, vegetal forms, coral, fossils, insects, shells, the body’s organs and orifices, geological structures, topographical maps, cloud formations, cut away models, petri dishes etc…By mixing science and art, observation and imagination, I hope to find a bridge between the two, mimicking the breathtaking detail and complexity that exists at every level of scale in nature and filtering it through the eccentricity of the individual imagination. A recurrent theme in my work is the limitations of science when confronted by the vast scale and complexity of nature, science’s goal of containing and defining nature is constantly subverted and fractured by the sheer volume and variety of data that needs to be observed, analysed and classified. This is reflected in the excessive detail that characterizes my work which overwhelms the eye by its sheer scale and volume.
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