Patricia Hagen

Region: Pacific Coast


City / State: Port Townsend, WA

My current body of work continues my exploration of interrelated systems that are evident in nature at a molecular, bodily, and galactic scale. In my art, I search for a visual language with which to explore the questions of order and chaos, life and death, by looking at cancer cells, bacteria, viruses, bodily organs, plant forms, and, most recently, geologic formations and bodies of water. I am interested in looking at the structure of these organisms and considering their place in our existence on earth. The conglomeration of these forms represents the amalgam of life on earth in its ever-evolving set of systems. My current work looks at the present imbalance of the elements necessary to preserve those systems evident in climate change and its impending consequences.