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nathaniel galka






Rather than directing the progression of his work, Nathaniel Galka allows the work to direct itself. That is, the "ebb and flow" process with which he creates pieces, such as those featured in Flora Domicile..., demonstrates a mentality of seamless transition-no piece contains a clear beginning or end. Such free development yields works characterized by a host of unique tensions, as vast planes of color collide with minute areas of refined detail, and unrestrained movement meets controlled stillness. Like the nature that Galka's work evokes, the dissonant components of each piece evolve together, resulting in a balance that is ultimately harmonious.