More work by Gregory Euclide may be found at his website.
Artist's statement: My work simultaneously brings awareness to the history and potential of spaces while illuminating the chaotic relation-ships between the seen and unseen elements that constitute those spaces. When looking at a landscape, I see the growth and decay of a unique (and often invisible) set of objects that comply with the laws of nature but also interact with each other. In my work, these actions and processes take on a symbolic meaning: a wind current carrying spores from a decaying marsh alludes to the entropy of particles. The plotting of a bird’s ascension into and across the sky becomes a verification of time’s continuation. The layered surface of plotted numbers, charts and maps grow to be an omniscient cartography of the landscape, containing elements of the past and the potential of what is to come.
The idea of action and reaction is central to the process of my work. I start each piece with a random or chaotic gesture, underscoring the structure of nature, and proceed to develop the relationships between objects and processes. The development and definition of the landscape is a result of if/then questions I ask as I am creating the surface. The string of interconnected processes continues to evolve until there is an understanding of what exists within the landscape.