JENNIFER BERKENBOSCH

"I find some consolation in knowing that our tendency towards structure can be taken for an emulation of nature’s own wisdom."
ARTIST'S STATEMENT - CURRICULUM VITAE - GALLERY
 
Our lives are full of imposed structure. From the bricks that form our rectangular architecture, to refrigerators in our homes with their boxed beverages, or the squared off garden plots in our urban backyards to the sheet of paper this is printed on, there is evidence of the informative and structural nature of the grid in our daily living. This grid represents human attempts to implement structure and organization on our environment. Where this framework falls away, in the wilderness for instance, our sense of security diminishes. Yet, the structures that we implement are derived from nature itself. Patterns of repetition (which often resemble loose grids) are found in the microcosmic and macrocosmic structures of the universe.
 
This body of work developed as an exploration of the interplay between natural patterning and human impulse to create structure. The slight variations, imperfections and deviations or repetition, line and texture that create interest and beauty in the natural world are echoed in these works.
 
I find some consolation in knowing that our tendency towards structure can be taken for an emulation of nature’s own wisdom.