Miguel Rodriguez – TANGLED BANK

Rodriguez’s acrylic paintings draw influence from the concept of a “Tangled Bank”, which Charles Darwin introduced in “On The Origin of Species” in 1859.

My work is a synthesis of many different influences, most notably the concept of a “Tangled Bank”, which Charles Darwin introduced in his revolutionary “On The Origin of Species” in 1859.

Darwin writes

“It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us…”

In this series I seek to reconcile these laws in paint- to see how marks, materials, color, line, shape, space, volume etc. can be an extension of this concept.

This work was published in Earth Issue 001. Purchase a copy here. 

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