“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better” – Albert Einstein.
If you look around, you realise you are surrounded by nature’s patterns and designs. These can take on forms such as spirals, meandering lines, dense packing, branching and expanding shapes.
Ogata's work comprises of detailed segments of everyday objects. These works are often expressed using the paper folding technique known as origami. Repeated patterns are assembled to create intricate shapes at many different scales. Any small part of the work resembles the whole – known as a fractal pattern – which are often found in nature.
Her native culture from Japan would have associated with these patterns for centuries, which can be seen in many art forms such as kimono designs, Washi paper making, woodblock prints and other everyday objects. Her work aims to explore this fractal geometry by incorporating aspects from her own heritage.
The Patterns of Nature