My imagery is a surreal interpretation of nature, a representational abstraction, with elements of fractal patterning and asymmetry. It explores the garden as a meditative space; a manicured rendition of nature reduced in scale facilitating our ability to comprehend its vastness. Flora and fauna dot a xeno-terra landscape and the skyline bares portholes to alternate regions of the cosmos. My fictitious rendering of space on circular cut slate tile is framed in clay to mimic a telescopic view as scene in the minds eye. I employ the ancient tradition of meditation mazes to link our perceived place in the material world with the philosophical transcendence of space and time. When tracing the path of a maze one is intended to contemplate their place in the natural world adjacent to the nature of their very existence.
— Skylor Swann