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Weaver Colony, 2010. Archival Pigment Prints. 1" wide, Variable length
Installation from "Colony" at Electric Works, San Francisco.

 
 
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  I am continually drawn to the many contradictory associations we have with insects, and the way in which those tensions can complicate our understanding of ourselves, and our place in the natural world. As pests and interlopers in our homes, insects elicit an uncomfortable feeling of loosing control of our bodies and surroundings. From a distance, their chaotic nature feels menacing and contrary to the order of human society. A closer analysis reveals a more complex balance between chaos and organization.

The print installation Weaver Colony takes inspiration from the organizational behaviors of weaver ants to create filigrees of clambering insects. The ant chains move across the walls, around posts, and spill onto the floors of the gallery.