Dan Molyneux

Geometry is innately recognizable to us, we have a natural affinity for elemental form. Every civilization has used combinations of elemental shapes to represent or symbolize script, music, mathematics, science, belief systems and art. I like to imagine that most forms derive from seemingly endless variants and combinations of the sphere and cube. Those variants go on to include more and more complex dimensional analogues, i.e., cones, cylinders, cuboids, tori, etc. and that because they play such a fundamental role in the human experience, they convey a sense of the universal, a sensibility that endures over time.
Form, color, intuition, and emotion reign in the sub-conscious, where language, grammar and rationale grasp to give those things meaning. My instinct is to mine inspiration from that pre-language source of consciousness, where certain elevated qualities of the human spirit, those that aren’t so easily articulated by language, seem to dwell. In a way, this harks back to my background in linguistics and anthropology, and indicates that I’ve merely exchanged the tools I use to communicate from characters to form. I can’t express in words exactly what is being conveyed, but I know it comes from a genuine place, and that my question to the viewer is, to what extent do these forms resonate?