Dan Molyneux

Ecology deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. Nature is the true steward of humanity since it long preceded us and will forever outlast us. Though we pretend to steward ourselves and our surroundings, I think we need reminders of symbols that span all of human history and speak to our fundamental relationship with nature. The attempt to express the universal is often regarded as a disassociation from everyday life and the world around us, but this oversimplifies the complex relationship geometry has to the perceptible world: a visual language with a deep-rooted sense of ecology. The observable world dissolves into abstraction at both a sub-atomic and cosmic level. There is an immense network of connections between all existence that echoes within abstraction. My sculpture explores abstracted compositions of elemental form that allude to that very same ecological standpoint. Geometric expressionism attempts to render the laws of nature visible, and when successful, it can recall the temporary nature of the seen, and the eternal nature of the unseen.