We are thrilled to welcome a longtime friend to show his work at Willow Oaks. Matt Zigler has woven layers of research and data into stunning digital collages.
" My work combines nature, science and art; three aspects of the impulse to explore and create. We believe humanity exists separated from nature, either as destroyers or protectors, but we are far from outsiders. In helping one species we hurt another, by preserving an ecosystem we slow evolution, by modifying one gene we alter them all.
For my Natura Technica series I explore the connections between humanity and nature, science and art, technology and creativity. The colors on my palette are data points, the canvas I work on is a grid of pixels, and the perfect digital image becomes an approximation through an analog process. The result is an imperfect translation of a seemingly pure idea, much like how art, science and nature play out in the real world."~from Matt's artist statement www.mattzigler.com/natura-technica