In Grid We Trust

“The idea of a grid has been used by artists for centuries to wok out the spatial relationships between objects in nature. By placing a grid over the seemingly chaotic, undulating shapes of nature we can make a linear sense from it. To me this feels like a modern, machinist logic imposed on an organic, irregular beauty. Perhaps you could say a masculine logic placed over feminine intuition.

My work assumes that nature has it’s own, seemingly non-sensical or overwhleming order that is in fact as ordered as the grid but perhaps just more complex.

These organic forms are created by the ink working within the acrylic as it’s material nature dictates. Whilst each tile is made by the same method, each one is unique, just as humans are. “

-Emma Kirby