Digital and natural worlds combine in this hybrid work by artist Mark Dorf. In this series, Axioms & Simulation, Dorf tries to show what is lost in the conversion from reality to digital. As he states,
“As a developed global culture, we are constantly transforming physical space and objects into abstract non-physical thought to gain a greater understanding of composition and the inner workings of our surroundings. These transformations often take the form of mathematical or scientific interpretation. As a result of these changes, we can misinterpret or even lose all reference to the source: when the calculated representation is compared to its real counterpart, an arbitrary and disconnected relationship is created in which there is very little or no physical or visual connection resulting in questions of definition.”
I find Dorf’s work very comforting. It demonstrates how the line between digital and real life can never be fully blurred. To see more of his work, click here.
- Lee Jones