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Brian O'Dell

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Aquasipho tripodia landscape: microtubule flowering, 2007 Ink On Paper 3.75" X 6.75" © 2007
First_tubule
Terrestrial aquasipho tripodia weaving a tubule nodule, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Microtubule_crop
Divergent aquasiphos in a microtubule offshoot, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Replication_stages
Replication Stages of a Preformation Group, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Sipping_tubules
Sipping from the Tubule Hills, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Tubule_droplets
Detail of microtubule structure , 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Cloud_creation
Cloud creation, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Aquasipho_body_detail
Aquasipho detail, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Water_droplet_detail
water droplet, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Water_droplet_detail_2
water droplet detail, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Desert_1
Crystalline desert landscape, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Cyan_embryo
Cyanominoid detail, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Babycyan_group
Cyanominoids detail #2, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Cyanominoid_family
Cyanominoid Family, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Little_cyan
Cyanominoid detail #3, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Droplet_playing
Cyanominoid playground, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Drinking_droplets
Cyanominoid drinking from the aquasipho droplets, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Droplet_sprouting_v2
Sprouting aquasipho droplet, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
Sunset_mtn
Sunset in the cyanominoid desert, 2007 Digital Photography © 2007
3_cyanominoids
3 Cyanominoids, 2007 Ink On Paper 3.75" X 6.75" © 2007
Aquasipho_landscape
Aquasipho Landscape, 2007 Ink On Paper 3.5" X 5.5" © 2007
Dropheads_desert
Drophead Desert, 2007 Ink On Paper 3.75" X 3.5" © 2007
Baby_cyans
Cyanominoid detail, 2007 Ink On Paper 3.75" X 6.75" © 2007
Web
The Orinou Lobuon Singularity and the Speculative Visualization of Infinite Amalgamation #3, 2008 Pen And Ink 3.5" X 5.5" © 2008
Scion_web
Scions of the solaroidal symbiosis: A morphological study of their gyrification and coalescence, 2008 Pen And Ink 3.7" X 6.75" © 2008
Orinou_web
The Orinou Lobuon Singularity and the Speculative Visualization of Infinite Amalgamation #1, 2008 Pen And Ink 3.5" X 5.5" © 2008
Orinou_2_web
The Orinou Lobuon Singularity and the Speculative Visualization of Infinite Amalgamation #2 #1, 2008 Pen And Ink 3.5" X 5.5" © 2008
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Los Angeles
Tags
landscape, photography, digital
Statement

 

“While sleeping, watch!” -alchemical motto 

I’ve been working on a series of small pen and ink drawings titled “The Orinou Lobuon Singularity and the Speculative Visualization of Infinite Amalgamation.” This series attempts to explore the idea that, out of complexity emerges greater complexity. The coalescent bodies in the drawings emerge from each other. They are like delicate bubbles floating on the surface of water, or a kernel of popcorn frozen mid-pop. As temporary aggregates of genetic material, each of us emerged out of, and will eventually return to, a singularity...forming our own unique wormhole through space. I imagine it like a supernova that’s been caught in an infinite loop of exploading and imploading. While I work I think of this quote from Terence McKenna quite often: “Embedded in your own sense of identity and purpose is a microscopic reflection of the larger purpose that is built into the universe.” 

Brian O’Dell received his BFA and MFA in Fine Art from California Institute of the Arts. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.