Ignition Sequence is an extension of my Brain Fruit installation. As I was researching electrical impulses in the brain, I started learning about bioelectricity – the electric current that flows through all living tissue.

Bioelectricity is tied to brain function but it’s also what allows your heart to beat and your muscles to contract and in a sense it’s at the core of what it means to be alive. I was really taken with this idea and as a starting point for new work, I wanted to reference how most of us have a pretty basic understanding of energy in the world around us, let alone inside of our own bodies, and I began fabricating generic household electrical plugs out of cut and layered plywood.

The work was also influenced by the sense of geometry in my cut paper drawings - thinking about depth and structure and what’s beneath the surface of living systems. I wanted to suggest an inherent structure to the way things grow – that there are mathematical relationships at play on a microscopic level.

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