Craig Schaffer's work is based on fractal forms—the shapes created by ongoing interactions, such as the branching of plants to catch the sunlight, the convoluted unfurling of clouds, the formation, and fracturing of mountains from the forces within the earth.
Because of the nonlinear, reflexive nature of physical processes, they tend to create spiral forms. His sculptures all contain spirals that, instead of illustrating any specific phenomenon, grow in the same reflexive manner as real complex systems.
About Craig Schaffer
American, b. 1949, based in Washington, D.C. and Pietrasanta, Italy