48" x 60" | Oil on Canvas
This work is a synthesis of quantum physics and the reptilian brain. The term “reptilian” refers to our primitive, instinctive brain function that is shared by all reptiles and mammals, including humans. It is the most powerful and oldest of our coping brain functions since without it we would not be alive.
It's 'preverbal', but controls life functions such as autonomic brain, breathing, balance, heart rate and the fight or flight mechanism. Lacking language, its impulses are instinctual and ritualistic. It's concerned with fundamental needs such as survival, physical maintenance, hoarding, dominance, preening and mating.
In order to define this explanation with paint, it was necessary to show movement. And with this, is the basic understanding of Quantum Physics.
Quantum physics is a branch of science that deals with discrete, indivisible units of energy called quanta as described by the Quantum Theory. There are five main ideas represented in Quantum Theory:
- Energy is not continuous, but comes in small but discrete units.
- The elementary particles behave both like particles and like waves.
- The movement of these particles is inherently random.
- It is physically impossible to know both the position and the momentum of a particle at the same time. The more precisely one is known, the less precise the measurement of the other is.
- The atomic world is nothing like the world we live in.
The rams skull, overall, represents an animalistic state. It has shown to be a symbol of many meanings in various cultures. I leave interpretation of such elements completely up to the individual viewer.
Oil & Resin sand on Canvas | Donated
Tabula rasa is the epistemological theory that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that their knowledge comes from experience and perception. The English translation of the latin term is "blank slate".
The idea in this body of work is that the sand represents the 'slate'. Essentially, the sand is effected by the experience of the water that washes onto its surface.
The following are in regard to this concept.
44 x 46 in | Oil, Resin sand on Canvas
The painting is named after the Goddess of Truth from Roman Mythology. Humanity has always held the concept of truth and truthfulness in high esteem.
30 x 36 in | Oil, Glass on Canvas