Acrylic on Canvas
100cm x 120cm
Original Sold at Spectaculart Exhibition and Crocker Group Art Prize, Mountain Heritage Hotel, 10 October 2008
One of my larger and more significant works, based on the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan in 1492. I came across the term “Magellanic Voyage”
Larry Dossey’s book “Space, Time & Medicine”:
“In medicine today we have taken Magellanic voyages. Our data has changed as a result. We no longer love on the level earth of the molecular model, which has heretofore served well in explaining a more limited data base. Just as navigators and cartographers of the fifteenth century found the earth to be spherical and thus a more complex structure than the plane, today we are forced to recognize that human health is more complex then can be accounted for by molecular behaviour.
In bioscience the Magellans have returned with news of strange lands, and the news that modern medical scientists are bringing back is no less revolutionary than that which the earliest circumnavigators announced. We have not had it quite right, they tell us. Our models dealt with limited information and were limited as a result.
What is the new information? It is this: consciousness matters.
Larry Dossey, “Space, Time & Medicine”, p11