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Cosmology (Origins)

I am fascinated by the human quest to understand the nature of the universe, its origins, and the emergence of life within it, and am convinced that the most compelling and intelligent discussions transpire when science, philosophy, and theology come together in an attempt to find meaning. This body of work is a visual discourse between the physical cosmos, its innate processes, and our efforts to quantify and comprehend it. Colour and texture imply flux as atmospheric conditions shift, time passes, and natural rhythms ebb and flow. Both the line and circle—forms that occur frequently in my work—turn metaphor to suggest order, stillness, balance, and eternity. References to mathematical formulas, scientific graphs, mechanical components, and theological and philosophical texts convey the idea of the universe as a perpetual and orderly complex structure—set in motion and sustained by a supernatural force outside of space and time. My intent is for the work to resonate and to offer the viewer a forum for reflection and individual interpretation.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. - Albert Einstein