Bruce Pollock

Region: Northeast

My paintings explore how the infinite dimensions of scale found in the natural world can be expressed within the finite boundaries of canvases. I am inspired by the geometrical growth patterns found in biological specimens such as corals, plants and mollusks. All of these patterns are organic and are fractal in formation. (Fractals demonstrate geometry of form that maintains its shape at all scales, has infinite reproducibility and is self-organizing). I use these fractal patterns to create a formal vocabulary based on the circle and polygon. With this vocabulary I create the flexible fractal schemes that constitute my painting language. The paintings reproduced here are based on the fractal symmetry that occurs in the growth bud of plants. The space of the plants bud is a point where earth and heaven touch to create new form. These paintings are meditations on that point of creation.