Also called microcosmos, takes its origin from the Middle English word of microcosme or Medieval Latin mīcrocosmus, from Greek mīkròs kósmos, meaning ‘little world’. Especially:
- the human race or human nature seen as an epitome of the world or the universe
- a community or other unity that is an epitome of a larger unity”Microcosm” Merriam-Webster.com., Merriam-Webster, 2012
Thurs., Feb 2 2012
In this exhibition, Michelle uses the visual queues of story-telling to explore the idea of Nature as an active participant of a micro-universe. With overlapping gestural lines, the artist intuitively creates a world immersed in fantasy. In this series of drawings and paintings, images of strange creature inhabitants try to balance a delicate relationship with their “mother” – Nature. The work depicts a series of events, where the creatures find themselves in a world where the forces of “mother” are ever so present; they are physically “caught” in the process. Much like ourselves, the creatures are both loved and scorned by their well-being “mother” as they get jostled about like goldfish in a tiny bowl of water. Through this body of work the artist attempts to further her understanding of Nature, the life energy and its ever lasting process of rejuvenation.