Maia Valenzuela -The Sea Inside
Thursday, 5 June 2008
Maia Valenzuela’s ‘The Sea Inside’ Flickr set proposes a convincing mix of storytelling and space-filling decoration, micro narratives existing in the hand-to-pen algorithms. Alluding to a miniscule whimsy of particle physics we approach Aunty Matter where mandalic energy patterns radiate from emitter particles. The patterns remind us of Leadbeater & Beasant’s Theosophical work Occult Chemistry exposing an ancient insight into modern subatomic particle structure. Chlorophiliacs plants the possibility of cellular entities inhabiting a globular tree – like a living Archigram-esque treehouse. In Double shelix an organic bilateral symmetric motif unfolds into a resultant floral totem.