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nidus 

noun

ni·dus \ˈnī-dəs\

plural ni·di \ˈnī-ˌdī\ or ni·dus·es

1: a nest or breeding place; especially: a place or substance in an animal or plant where bacteria or other organisms lodge and multiply

2: a place where something originates, develops, or is located

 

The body of work entitled Nidus (“nest”) represents the culmination of a process sparked by the artist's fascination with physics and Zen Buddhism. Japanese Zen calligraphic techniques (like the gesture used for the ensō, or “circle”) were used to create oil paintings and ink drawings. A physics formula (see chromatophonia) was used to translate these nidi into sounds.