Renate Jones

Region: West


City / State: Houston, TX

I was intrigued by the recent analysis of the fractal qualities of Jackson Pollock's paintings from the 40s and 50s. He died before the discovery of chaos theory and fractal geometry but he was basically intuiting organic chaotic patterns. Fractal geometry is sometimes referred to as "the fingerprint of nature" which describes the roughness of the world, its dynamical changes and transformations. Fractals are everywhere from our own bodies to the workings of the cosmos. I am not mathematically inclined but I was able to read enough to understand that a crumpled piece of paper will have an underlying chaotic structure. I apply my own patterning rules to that structure to create drawings in this series.