An MFA thesis project that inspects the intersection of human-created and naturally occurring designs in our surroundings. The project focuses on highlighting the beauty and complexity of natural forms in order to foster respect towards nature. The shapes of diatoms and other ocean creatures are arranged into geometric compositions that are inspired by stained glass windows and the concepts of sacred geometry. The 3-dimensional textile art installation suggests a possibility of harmonious cohabitation of human and nature. The installation was a part of the Arts and Humanities 2019 Graduate Exhibition at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art in Davis, California.
The installation at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Arts in Davis, California, 2019.
Photo by Cleber Bonato
A video of the installation at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art in Davis, California, 2019.
A detail of the first panel design.
Designs being digitally printed on silk organza fabric.
Diatoms elements used in the first 3 compositions.
A 3D-model created to visualize the installation in space.
A repeating pattern design created out of the compositions.