PATTERNS IN NATURE | AV Extended
Brussels | Janvier 2023
WHEN GEOMETRY AND NATURE MEET
PATTERNS IN NATURE projects us directly into a set of visual utopias based on nature as an essential element of our models. A dizzying organic universe develops on the façade of the Cathedral of Saints Michels and Gudule through a continuous sequence modelling the different motifs of nature. The crossings, trajectories and paths that nature offers are superimposed on the architecture, thus creating a synthesis between natural history, biology, mathematics and science in the service of art.
CREATIVE WORK PRESENTED
The work questions the variety of paths that nature takes and which collectively question us about the roads to take in a confused and turbulent context. At the crossroads of his existence, the human being, aware of the end of the utopia of abundance, propels himself into the universe in permanent movement.
In clouds of gas and dust, molten stars and the foam of waves, the fundamental forms of fluids are familiar to man. The patterns of fluids surround us with majesty and mystery. The movement of waves becomes oscillation. The oceans and the earth's atmosphere welcome the undulations of light and sound. The wave becomes a motif of time, a periodic return and a constant pulsation. The parallel waves of the dunes and their irregular structures sculpted by the wind generate a bewitching surface choreography.
By repeating itself endlessly, the pattern mutates, it appears fractal, mirror, rotation and movement. Almost symmetrical, nature does not always offer regularity and strict order but a mathematical complexity with hierarchical repetitions like the branches of trees, the vein systems of leaves and geological formations such as river valleys and mountain morphologies. In these cracks and crevices a form of creativity opens up that materializes at all scales and inspires man to build his architectural environment. From the fractures of the earth, polyhedra and crystalline structures emerge and make their mark on the architectonics of the building, thus restoring its timeless origin.
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