Kelsey Brookes is a former scientist who uses his background in biological and empirical methodology to create a new genre of art. His practice takes ideas and forms found in logic and natural systems and creates art that blurs the boundaries between science and art. The artwork for this collection was taken from Kelsey’s exhibit at Louis Buhl & Co. (Detroit) called “Popular Psychedelic Molecules, Rendered With Atomic Precision, Using Indian Tapestries.”
In the series featured, handmade Indian tapestries were cut up and sewn back together to bring focus to the location of atoms within the psychoactive molecules Brookes investigates. Through this process, he utilises antique fabrics to forge uniquely distinct compositions that inspire new meaning. As a rock climber and general outdoor enthusiast Brookes continuously looks for these systems and patterns in nature.