Periodic Tables (2014-16)
This series was executed with homemade organic and mineral pigments, like iron gall, walnut, pomegranate, elderberry, cochineal inks, and dragonsblood, bone, verdigris, malachite, lapis lazuli, and azurite tempera on cotton, grass, hay, and artichoke papers, and sheep parchment. A catalog of available colors and materials, they are also a visual of ordered and chaotic structures. Like the Periodic Table, they are an index of the stuff of the universe, organic and mineral substances that unite the human body and spiritual longing to geological phenomena and molecular genesis. They are an expression of the contrast between a scientific order and a spontaneous subversion. The structure barely maintains the flow and accumulation of color.