Preston Gaines



Houston-based artist, architect, and industrial designer, Preston Gaines — also known as Inanimate Nature — crafts a compelling fusion of the digital and natural realms. Moving seamlessly between sculpture, projection mapping, and interactive installations, he persistently pushes and redefines traditional artistic boundaries. With a deep foundation in architectural design, Gaines' work engages with themes of sacred symbolism, geometry, and nature's intricacies.

His investigation into the relationship between the natural world and the human psyche enhances the bond between our perception and the surrounding environment. This deep dive intensifies the discourse on the interplay between nature, the human experience, and the cultural and scientific paradigms that shape our perspectives.

Drawing on the universal language of numbers, shapes, and their harmonic relationships, Gaines channels spiritual and philosophical notions inspired by ancient civilizations, notably Egypt. His immersion into archetypal tenets is driven by an allure for their symbolism and geometry, spanning a range of media from the traditional to the digital.



 
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