These are my first response to the theme, they are speculative and highly preliminary pen and pencil drawings of imaginary urban areas and tumors. I am interested in the analogies between landscape, geography and anatomy. From a systems point of view, the body system can be conflated with a geographical system.
Complexity theory is an inherently integrative way of looking at apparently disparate phenomena, from the stock market to social change, from cancer to population dynamics and epidemiology. By generating the art work through the visual patterns of complexity theory, cancer’s analogical aspects may be linked to social and cultural systems. I seek isomorphisms between the growth patterns and interactions of cities, vegetation cover, animal populations etc and cancer. It is a primary aim of the art work to draw out comparisons between these patterns.