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The Butterfly Effect is a phrase first used by Edward Lorenz in the 1960s which relates to the idea that a butterfly's wings could cause small changes in the atmosphere that may ultimately alter the path of a tornado. It describes interdependent, complex systems. Chaos Theory, economic & social structures, nervous systems and climate are all examples of such systems.
My drawings explore this notion of interdependence. Each drawing is composed from free-hand lines, drawn directly onto a painted surface. Each line is influenced by the preceding line and therefore has an effect on the next. Each line is unique with individual properties, but clearly cannot exist on its own. Drawings that start with a single straight or gently curving line, gradually evolve into wildly exaggerated forms.