Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Art and Science

My intentions for this project took a bit of a turn when I started researching and thinking about Biomimicry. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature. By investigating natures best ideas to solve our own problems, we can become a cleaner and more sustainable world. 

For example; the silk that a spider produces is stronger than steel, it's capabilities are incredible. So by looking at the chemical make up of the silk and how exactly a spider can produce such a strong material, we can use these similar properties for own own innovations. Biomimicry shows that we are constantly surrounded by answers within nature.

For my final drawing I wanted to portray this spider in a more abstract way, in this case it was an extreme close up of its spinnerets producing this silk. The silk comes shooting from the spider and into a tangled mess. This tangled mess of red string represents the ideas and innovations we as humans are after.It is the potential of the knowledge we have gained from the spider. The red string then captures a crouched down figure. This figure is ultimately surrendering to the spider. Basically surrendering to nature in general. My statement is that in a world were humans have just destroyed and taken over, we still need the natural, and we need those answers from nature to continue living and in the end, nature will always win. 

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