In this work Meg explores the relationship between the micro and macro patterning of life. Inspired by observations of satellite images of natural and manmade phenomena; such as oceanic plankton bloom, river systems, cities and mining, alongside a fascination with the natural forms within bacterial growth, spores and pollen when observed under a microscope.
The title of the work acknowledges the writings of Political Theorist Professor Jane Bennett who aspires to draw attention to the complexity and beauty of all ‘vibrant matter’ around us. Its interlinking systems invisible to the human eye or overlooked in our highly technological existence.
About the artist
Meg Rodger is an artist living and working in Berneray. She is currently in her final year of the BA Fine Art degree course at Moray College (Elgin). She works with microscopic, aerial and satellite images to offer an altered perspective on ‘life’. Meg’s aspiration is that, through her work, we will take time to contemplate and reconsider where we sit in a system, which is infinite, complex and far greater than ourselves.
This exhibition is part of FOCAL; exhibition, events and micro-residency opportunities for artists living and working in the Uists and Barra, including UAA members.