Isolating a single uncanny specimen of a wheat plant, Meta-Evolution is a meditation on the notion of transformation embodied in nature. The sculpture reflects on the theory of evolution as the underlying force driving the processes of the universe, including all aspects of human existence, from science and technology to the arts and religion. The hypothesis draws on quantum mechanics and network theory to suggest that evolutionary processes shape all the phenomena of the universe, including life. Taking evolution as a generic paradigm, Meta-Evolution uses the aesthetics and philosophies of systems biology as a lens for exploring the integration of all aspects of human existence within the natural world.
Developed with the assistance of systems biologist Dr. Peter Schaap and Niels Zondervan of Wageningen University.
Metaevolution, 2014, Mixed Media, 140 x 45 x 45 cm. Enquiry︎