photo by Edward Cushenberry

photo by Edward Cushenberry


Caitlin Anne grew up in Southern California with her mother and three sisters. She graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA with honors in 2012. In addition to her personal projects, Caitlin is currently working as a printmaking instructor for the Exceptional Children's Foundation in Inglewood, CA. Her current favorite things include honey crisp apples, Osso's Run Rabbit Run, and that feeling you get when a strange dog falls in love with you at first sight.


BIOCENTRICITY

Biocentricity is a term derived from Biocentrism, the theory that the universe arises from life instead of life arising from the universe. It places biology above all other scientific disciplines, including physics and chemistry. Biocentrism is also defined as the antonym of Anthropocentrism, a philosophical viewpoint arguing that human beings are the central and/or most significant entities in the known world. Biocentricity is an invented term by the artist to define art making that is practiced in order to envision the world as a place for all creatures to live beautifully and harmoniously, in all of its rawness. It takes away the ancient stigma for the dominion of man over animals. What comes first are the lives of those around us and our ancient ties written within.
Biocentricity stands as a base to perform acts of kindness and understanding in terms of species-to-species interactions in a human-dominated world. It stands as a reminder that the same microbiology makes up all living things, from skin to leaves to scales to fur to teeth to tongues.