Within the NAUTILUS series Eames considers spiral, growth, evolution, consistency and not least endurance (as a member of a cephalopod group the Nautilus has changed little since the Cambrian Period about 500 million years ago). As the names of these pieces imply - these works have come out of the current circumstances of worldwide pandemic but stem from earlier works back in 2006 working with the Nautilus. In these images the structural and embedded wireframe appears almost as a crackle glaze, fracturing form as opposed to sustaining solidity. The prints are manifestations of the nautilus in three-dimensional computing space viewed from opposing vantage points, front/back, top bottom etc.
“Aspects of mathematics, patterning and layering have been a source of fascination and visual sustenance throughout my years of practice. Through system and order the disparate and unsuspected may be revealed. Mistakes are immediately apparent. I am forced to pay attention to them, to consider them, perhaps to use them and essentially I am forced to acknowledge my own human fallibility.”
- Angela Eames