Whether Fibonacci spirals, scientific theories of disorganized complexity, or the architecture of habitats—nature has long been a primary source for erudition in both art and science.

Borrowing from maps of social networks, the invading patterns of virus behavior or the comportment of swarming insects, and simply the shapes of leaves and petals fallen to the ground — I am interested in disorganized complexity as a prominent overlay to the rational constructions of contemporary life. My work lets these ideas and symbols collide into evocative patterns that I see as a kind of geography of thought. I strive for associations layered into a collective visual image that asks for contemplation of the structures shaping our knowledge, our relationships, or memories, and our physical experiences.


Carol Elkovich