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I have been interested in the idea of "interconnectedness" in our universe, nature, science, society and art.
My major influence is Dr. Fritjof Capra's book, Web of Life; A new scientific understanding of living systems, which continues to inspire my work on this theme. All parts of this ecosystem are interconnected within a holisticweb like structure and we need to embrace those connections in order to adopt to today's rapidly changing society. Yet, fundamentally the cycle of life the same. I was also drawn to another matter: parts to a whole theory, which focuses on the information generated by the relationships among all parts of a system as a significant factor in understanding the character of the whole.
My work process is evolving organically, like living things do. First I create many pieces of cell form randomly then I start connecting them by using my sense of space and intuition. I allow accidents to happen in the process for the sake of discovery and their inherent structure to emerge as I engage with them.
Instead of using the traditional papermaking method, I am inventing my own way of paper making method with gampi paper pulp with stainless steel wire. I dip stainless steel wire into paper pulp bath to have them coat with thin paper pulp. As scientist wants to discover or unveil the mystery of life, I hope to encounter something never thought of before. Being human, I feel sense of urgency to express my own life vulnerability and mortality in my work.
"No End" that I am working in my residency carries my feeling of my personal and social vulnerability. The struggle to survive will never end. Our conflict will never end. Our social political battle will never end. Leaves on a tree fall in the fall but new leaves rejuvenate next spring season. So do our lives by passing on to new generation. This work will be continue to a next level of dynamism in the future in the different environment. This work is meant to change and transform according to the new space and time.
Werner Thöni Artspace, Barcelona 2017