The ‘Light Drawings’ are a series of works on paper, the remains of electric discharges that appear in the shape of intricate repeat-basic forms.
There, in a process of defiant playfulness, the order of nature is revealed by the mean of a sophisticated and terrifying technology, while the tracery and vulnerability of the edges where it meets the void are reflections of our desire as human beings to ‘physically master’ nature.
'Path of Least Resistance' presents the remains of a 50,000 volts electric discharge as it burns its way through paper. The series of delicates fractal patterns reveal an imminently natural rule as the electric current propagates through the medium unpredictably but always where it is easier for it to go. The results evokes rivers, tributaries, oxbow lakes, blood vessels, veins, capillaries, and plant roots, the patterns of which all stemming from the same genetic law.
'Path of Most Resistance' forces the charge to assume a circular pattern, one of the first figures of abstraction, in an act reminiscent of the ‘Opera Contra Natura’ of promethean myths.
With ‘Delta’ (2013), the charred pathway distinctly assumes the patterning of a river delta.