What We Seek in Nature?
In 1979, biologist Edward O. Wilson stated Biophilia hypothesis, where as a living creature, we have a tendency to focus upon life and other lifelike forms and affiliate with them emotionally. In his conclusion, he optimist by understanding other organism, we will place a greater value on them, and on ourselves.
On the same path, J. Berger mentioned in his essay: Why look at animals? about the idea how lonely we are as a species, and animals offered companionship which is different from any offered by human exchange. This idea of human loneliness as a species lead us into the observation of other species - animals. We created a bond with them while exploring the similarities, differences, and see our reflection and made us more aware as human being.
Provoked by these two premises and ongoing investigation on the space between domestic and wild life, I see observation and exploration as a journey to feel a connection and part of forming connection with nature and within ourselves.
The Native Island is a project which explores a new habitat in a space within borders, an island between domestic life and wildlife with a mixed scenario proposition. This project developed by performing works which built and proposed with assorted approaches. Working with the idea on the journey of discovering 'species', observing its behaviour, envisage its relationship and how its communicate between the inhabitants in order to discover the nature of this space. Through this project, I curiously observe and reflect my environment as a journey to pursuit a self awareness by looking at nature. My first closure with this novel island will be talking about the barrier, density, conflicts, curiosity, also the process of identification and observation.
I chose Blue color spectrum as almost every naturally occurring blue qualifies as structural color. Despite we see a lot of blue spectrum in nature, but its actually never really exist at the beginning as in pigments color. Relating to the novelty issues of new artifact I generated, I used blue spectrum color to visualize this space I investigate.