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Nicole Gencarelli

My work focuses on questions related to consciousness, thought processes, and the role of science in expanding or contradicting philosophical ideas connected to these themes. I work mainly with embroidery and photo transfers to create a narrative for the viewer about these philosophical dilemmas, with a focus on mathematical equations and diagrams. The “Equations” series presents the viewer with a logical, metaphysical language for describing the world they are conscious off, but offers little connection elsewhere, leaving the viewer to perhaps question the validity of such statements.

With the “Equations” series, I am additionally interested the material of the work. Embroidery was historically a craft for women and seen in a domestic setting. In my series, the embroidery challenges this history through conveying complex scientific and mathematical principles, disciplines historically reserved for men.