Oil with alkyd details on canvas, 24"h x 36" w
The machinery begins to fail, order disappears, chaos envelopes the scene.
Chaos is often heralded by increased complexity and fine granularity in condensed matter. I think of this process as the “machinery” of matter dividing itself into ever smaller an more loosely related units, which retain a fractal similarity to the larger originals right up to the point where they disintegrate and disappear into the formless field.
One of a series of paintings addressing scientific imagery as metaphorical visual information. Through a change of context, these paintings (and drawings) explore and communicate the experiential aspects of investigation and discovery. By providing an alternative abstracted depiction of worlds an ideas that cannot be directly seen, a connection is built to the everyday world of objects.