Many things that are so simple are often taken for granted and we forget, or choose to ignore, how fragile every thing and every one is, often failing to appreciate what we are so dependent on. In any situation we are dependent on a variable that may seem stable, but is a variable nonetheless. When this variable is disturbed the entire system is affected. This is the Butterfly Effect, the notion that the chance flapping of a butterfly’s wings have the potential to effect the weather.
I create networks of delicate components that are forced to support one another, often creating scenarios that explore a false sense of security or fragility. This visual exploration shows, in the physical aspect, the dependance of each object on the others. By presenting the same structure repeatedly, I am able to show its true variability and instability; showing delicate forms in the role of both “guardian” and “helpless victim.” Ultimately, I want the viewer to consider the instability within all objects and apply this concept to the elements of their everyday lives, to be aware of the tenuous connections that hold everything together.
— Chase Grover