Growing Objects

Starting with computation and natural mutation as sources for design development, my work explores the translation between the virtual and physical, utilizing visualization and prototyping tools of industry to make one-of-a-kind art objects.

By integrating mathematical structures that replicate variance in nature, each form is built through an unfolding expression of organic potential, allowing unpredictability to be a significant part of the process of form generation.

My current work is in the design and creation of modular systems used to construct sculptural and functional objects. The work is an investigation of organic, interactive building units. Taking a cue from L-system fractals, individual pieces accumulate into complex organic structures though simple connections of varying elements. Each piece bridges to several additional pieces, unfolding a plant-like structure as the user puts them together in unforeseen ways.