I’m interested in how people in the Western world relate to nature and how many of us are distanced from it in our everyday life; insulated from it by a built environment. We try to control it in various ways, such as in the structure we impose on it to create formal gardens – corsetting nature into a pleasing and orderly pattern. Architecturally, much of our world is based on the grid, a stable and orderly structure. Somehow these cherries didn’t get the message about staying in line and are breaking free of their confinement.

Jean Reece Wilkey, Entropy, oil on panel, 4 x 4 inches