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Currently based in Bristol, UK, Joe Barker AKA worm specialises in hand-drawn psychedelic abstractions. He began this journey with ink on paper creations using ruler and compass, and has since incorporated various mediums including paint markers, acrylics, animation, 3D and more.


Recurring geometric formulas can be found throughout nature, from the micro scale of atoms and molecules, up to snowflakes, flowers, to the macro level of planetary systems and galaxies. The same geometrical language can be found permeating our own bodies and DNA, as well as reported conscious experiences during heightened/altered states: another expression of nature. 


Using vibrant colours and intricate forms, worm builds on top of the foundational tetrahedral structure he believes underlies spacetime to create a bridge between our inner and outer worlds - portals to unseen dimensions beyond the confines of our five sense reality.


On the deepest level we are all connected: one unfolding process from the big bang to the end of time. Through his work, worm hopes to trigger something within the viewer beyond their personal identity. A reminder of the mystery we all find ourselves a part of.

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