Anderson’s gorgeous works take biological and mathematical models as a starting point for etchings, drawings, photographs, photograms, film and sculpture, creating her own unique field, which she dubs isomorphology.
Her work takes the mathematical and biological principle of isomorphism as its starting point. Simply put, isomorphism denotes things that are similar or identical in form and structure.
Anderson uses this idea to compare the forms of entities including animals, minerals, vegetables and other compositions.
Having examined specimens from zoological, mineralogical and botanical collections at The Natural History Museum and University College London, Anderson has worked to form her own unique way to classify these similarities, using visual art to communicate the similarities between the seemingly disparate worlds of animals, vegetables and mathematical patterns.
We love Anderson’s hand-coloured etchings, which uses repeated forms to cast a whole new light on the familiar patterns, flora and fauna that are all around us.
Gemma Anderson – Isomorphology runs from 7 February – 6 April at Eb & Flow Gallery, 77 Leonard Street, London EC2A