Systemic Series

In this sensuous and vibrant body of work, Wilcox explores the concept of biomimicry and natural and man-made systemic effects on a society, economy, body or micro-organism.

These works are reflections on the nature of the common, yet complex organic and man-made systems that we live amidst and their effects on each other over time. Juxtiposing references to different biological sciences to that of economic development, works on many levels in these pieces and are represented in a macro and micro point of view. The shifting and undulating colors in the linear and abstracted shapes suggests a delicate and constantly changing balance between nature and man, while also showing the strength and beauty of these relationships, whether it be harmonious or conflicting.

Biomimicry is the design and production of man-made materials, structures, and systems that are modeled on biological entities and processes. Wilcox’s “Systemic Series” touches on biomimicry and how the imitation of models, systems, and elements of nature can be used for the purpose of solving complex human problems.

This is as much a discussion of the environment we live in as it is about the overarching structures of society and the “self”, and how we really are all one system.


 

© 2019 Valerie Wilcox