A selection of  artworks that expose the fractal qualities of raw, powdered pigments; explore the language of Earth’s physical and organic properties;  express the elegant, self-organizing principles of nature and examine human constructs of extinction, regeneration and sustainability through action painting.

Discovering a flaw and elaborating upon it - pushing it to extremes - in the search of hidden beauty. The infinite fractal patterns created through my pigment process are considered by the paint manufacturers to be flaws and failures of product. Yet when allowed to express themselves fully, become instead, an unadulterated language of physical and elemental properties of the earth, exposing the self-organizing principles of nature. This technique, and the organic patterns that it creates, lend themselves to an almost infinite exploration of the natural world across macro- and microcosmic scales. 

© 2019 NICHOLAS PAPADAKIS