Irish artistÂ Nuala Oâ€™DonovanÂ is a sculpture who has created a nature inspired hand-built porcelain sculpture that resemble fractal patterns we see in nature. If you ever see this hand-built porcelain sculpture in nature or on the beach, you would assume it was a nature made object like a shell.
Nuala borrows from shapes found inÂ coral, teasel flowers, and pinecones. She not only examines patterns but alsoÂ irregularities the come up through random events. She recently exhibited withÂ Tansey Contemporary at SOFA Chicago and has numerous exhibitions around the UK in 2015. She states:
The result of using the characteristics of fractal geometry in making decisions regarding the form of the sculptural pieces, is that the form is resolved but retains a sense of potential change. The viewer engages with the piece by allowing their own visual experiences to influence their view of the outcome of the form and its future possibilities. I hope that this aspect of my work also evokes the transitory quality of living organisms, combining traces of history, the present and the future, in the patterns that make up their surfaces and forms.