Julia Carrillo Escalera

“XV” from the series “Compromising Border”

drawing: ink and soap on paper (68 x 45 cm), 2014

Compromising border studies patterns generated by nature. The boundary of a bubble divides space in two: the finite contents of the sphere and the vast infinite that encloses it. Two types of patterns manifest: the fluids moving on a bubble of soap generated by the separation of the water and the soap, and the pattern generated by soap and air, result of the optimisation of the surface area surrounding a volume. When only one bubble exists, this shape is spherical, when many bubbles are in contact, the optimisation stabilises in a hexagonal boundary array.