Molly Aubry

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses
to grow sharper.”

-W.B. Yeats


Statement:

My current work explores mimesis and perception through the matrix of print media. I begin my process by observing natural phenomena—algae coalescing with ice, moss marking the bark of a tree. I document my observations through drawing and photography, and alter them through digital and physical processes. Prints are inserted into space in multiple forms, and merge with found objects and existing architecture as installations. Mining the tension between organic materials and digital processes, the work imagines a world in which the natural and artificial are inextricably linked. 

Research takes the form of collaborations and private investigations. I am currently working with a neuroscientist to study social coordination through mirrored drawing. I dig Calvino, Murakami, and dystopian sci-fi. I spent six days in a light-proofed space, exploring Buckminster Fuller’s concept of synergetics (the geometry of patterns of energy found in nature). I walk in the woods.

With a Surrealist vocabulary and dream-like logic, the work investigates the boundary between documentation, memory, and imagination.