JAMES KRISTEN VAN PATTEN

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The majority of my inspiration stems from the sciences. Though not specifically about any one scientific practice, physics, biology, astronomy, and mechanics all drive my interest in invention and discovery. The organic, technological, and metaphysical elements of modern perception have been a continuing influence. Structure, space, and line make up a vocabulary from which I create objects, primarily manifested in a modular way. Each piece within the interrelated systems and networks has a specific function and purpose, analogous to a self-reliant habitat responding to stimuli in order to stabilize its self. As conscious beings, capable of inflicting drastic change, we are responsible for being aware of our role in maintaining delicate stabilizations and dissolving threats we may introduce.



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