Entropy 1 + 2
Oil Paint, Hydrogel, Glass Boxes
These works feature designed entropy, degradation through chemical reaction, and physical manipulation.
The first is a dilute oil paint injected into a gel with a high alcohol content. The alcohol gel gradually breaks down the paint into smaller and smaller particles.
The second is a painted cube grid in white and black in an an extremely thin gel. This gel also has a high alcohol content, but this time a polystyreme ball is included so viewers can turn the piece over on its end and make the ball rise through the gel and paint.
With the entropy works I wanted to produce objects that were more than simple pieces; these are environments that are wholly unsuitable to the paintings inside them, destroying the careful constructions they are built to contain. A closed system will always move towards entropy…just very fast in these cases.