Self-Similarity -- an exploration of the phenomena of iteration, or repetition, of patterns and form in varying scale. It represents the myriad connections and transitions of our experience -- spiraling ellipses of earthbound structures, and galaxies beyond. Star clusters within star clusters. Branching patterns in the veined networks of leaves, plant stems, and blood vessels.
Crystals within crystals of snowflakes. Crystalline lattice in minerals. Whorls within whorls in bodies of water, fingerprints, and woodgrain. Lightning bolts. Profiles of mountain ranges, coastlines, kaleidoscopic partitioning, music composition,cadence, fractal geometry, and more.
The digital prints on canvas, and acrylic paintings, are interconnected with self-similar components -- the
fused art glass creations based on the artworks, bridge all pieces.
The new media video projected on the south wall, serves as art component and bond, linking the parts of the
whole in a continuum of colour, form and design.
Another video, displayed on a monitor, documents all process in the creation of this exhibition.
From grand scale, to the infinitesimally microscopic -- self-similarity is an endless source of inspiration and
Thanks to the Manitoba Arts Council for their generous support.
~ Carmen Hathaway © 2011
Self-Similarity Documentary video: Art process September 2011
I created this original art video as part of my solo exhibition Self-Similarity at the Portage & District Arts Centre, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, Sept.7- Oct.29, 2011.
In January 2019, the William Glesby Centre, and Portage & District Arts Centre, amalgamated to become