I’m always amazed by how such a variety of species exist peacefully together in the wild. Why do we find it so difficult to do the same? People seem to revel in their differences, eager to point out the one who diverges from the pack, instead of being content to accept the deviation. In her work, Kansas City artist Jaime Rovenstine addresses a case of coexistence– that of chaos and order.
As she layers the elements of each painting, chaos gives way to order, and vice versa. Neither demands dominance over the other, they tranquilly reside, one next to the other. Actually, they seem to almost revel in sharing the same space. Lines dripping gracefully, even joyously against geometric forms and grids, the shapes not seeming to mind a bit. Maybe we can learn a thing or two from them.
All images are via the artist’s website.