Lives and works between Houston U.S.A and Versailles, France.
Title: The SCUTOID Series
This research is about exploring, learning and finding the inherent beauty of fractal geometry. Exploration motivates me, I am attracted to reveal the unknown. The essence of my work is to explore, and to find. The Scutoid is a recent biological discovery of exceptional beauty. I see it as a novel and unexplored geometrical form that allows me to play with its new geometry, to show the beauty it offers, so recent, so unknown, yet so forever present. The Scutoids shape the mesh that is our life. Resilience takes me beyond certain barriers and beyond what is apparent. Mine is also an investigation on the perceptions about a modern life material, vilified today, nonetheless omnipresent in people’s every day, to the point of becoming part of what defines us. This age will be known to Palynologists as the era of plastic. We breathe microplastics today. I explore art’s role in such a manifesto. I print my Scutoids on corn-based plastic, PLA. They are unique sculptures that challenge our views on this material. Modern life would not have arrived to today’s level of comfort without plastic. And we consume it voraciously, transiting through it as fast as we can, ignoring it. We don’t care to acknowledge that humans are addicted to plastic and make it quickly disappear from our sight. The Scutoid Series is then an intimate look at what holds the human life together, sometimes without us knowing. With it I bring these two realities to view.