Dan Zeller

The visual language of these drawings is borrowed from many places, among them satellite images, electron micro graphs, topographical maps, anatomical and schematic diagrams—representations which might be generally categorized as two dimensional translations of the three dimensional world. There is no direct reference to anything in particular, it is more as if all of these sources are thrown together in a pot. In a sense the drawings become an act of digestion and regurgitation; reconfiguration driven by information overload. On a more practical level, the process is dynamic and very direct. It is a fluid series of spontaneous choices governed by self-imposed rules and conditions. The main rule is to always respect what has already been put on the page, as if every line is sovereign territory, not to be crossed or obscured. Other conditions might dictate how color is used or topography rendered. These rules are flexible and serve to mediate and mold what might otherwise result in chaos. Tension (or perhaps contradiction) between spontaneity and predictability is central to the process.


Dan Zeller

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Layered Interference


Microbial Interaction

Nebulous Infiltration