Embryo Garden was my thesis show at the Wake Forest University gallery in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Embryo Garden is an exploration of the organic aesthetic. I theorize that all living forms have a specific nuance in design, an aesthetic in common, and this aesthetic is what is most engaging for humans because, living in organic bodies, we innately connect to it. The power of the organic aesthetic can be witnessed in our intense attraction to flowers, kittens, coral, and human bodies. An understanding of the organic aesthetic generates an expansive playing field of creative possibilities. Combining the texture, color, and from various living things creates the imagination of new forms of life beginning to exist in the mind of the viewer. Just bursting into existence, the nature of these beings is free to interpretation. They have an ambiguous sexuality. It is unclear whether they are in the process of procreating, parasitism, or participant in a symbiotic relationship. These new forms, a garden of embryos, in their ambiguity and potential for life, offer the viewer a path to reassess and meditate on the biological processes of creation and destruction free from previous conceptions.