Artist Statement Submitted 2014Alicia Leeke is a Contemporary American artist specializing in convergent media. Her distinctive conceptual body of work provides a foundation in which chaos meets order through innovative mixed-media techniques and use of color.
Her current body of work explores relationships, pattern and the unexpected. As with fractal mathematics, her work is based on iteration, in which each output becomes the next input. According to the Fractal Foundation, “Chaos is the science of surprises, of the nonlinear and the unpredictable. It teaches us to expect the unexpected. While most traditional science deals with supposedly predictable phenomena like gravity, electricity, or chemical reactions, Chaos Theory deals with nonlinear things that are effectively impossible to predict or control, like turbulence, weather, the stock market, our brain states, and so on.” These phenomena are often described by fractal mathematics, which captures the infinite complexity of nature.