Exhibition Detail

Olivia Allen-Wickler: Dendritic Bloom

Dendritic Bloom

Olivia Allen-Wickler

There is a repetition of pattern found in nature from our body's microscopic cell formation to the massive river systems that carve out paths into the Earth’s surface. Pattern functions as a visual language to help us understand the world around us. How we perceive these patterns individually, in contrast to holistically, has been a challenge within my work. I aim to find the interconnectedness of nature and adapt it as a model for creativity and sustainability. In my work Dendritic Bloom, I utilize the matrix of the grid as a metaphorical “net:” a tool through which to view the chaotic patterns in nature to inquire whether it successfully serves in organizing and understanding it or whether it affirms the limitations of human perception.

Website: Olivia Allen-Wickler

On view at Work Commons

This work is featured as part of Exchanges: How We Got Here, The 2018 Stamps Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: the Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, Work Commons in the Art & Architecture Building, and Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.