Thursday, January 21, 2016
Jennifer Angus' work in building ornate textures using species of insects creates a skin crawling, yet beautiful, mosaic that holds detail whether seen from an inch away, or witnessed from against the opposite wall. It seems to reflect the cyclical essence of nature; patterns inside larger patterns. As a whole, the insects obviously form a larger work, but the beauty of the insects themselves - their wing structure, abdomen formation & limb fragility especially - are something to gaze at as well. Angus' work gives new meaning to 'sacred geometry', using once living creatures to create a mosaic that (in my mind) stands as a metaphor for the mathematical truths found in nature ie: the fibonacci sequence. It reminds me of certain patterns one can observe at any level of existence; venules of the human circulatory system feed into bigger veins much the same way tributaries feed into bigger rivers. Similar patterns can be seen on the 'veins' of leaves. Such reoccurring patterns make me feel reaffirmed in this life; to belong to something bigger - grander than myself. Obviously, though, Angus' work is only a simulation of said truths, but a well composed one at that.