Time and Space

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These are text based works. The source material comprises the names of the geographical features of the Moon, information about the shapes of celestial objects, pages on the structure of space and time as well as material on evolutionary descent with modification. Along with some of my own writings about the subjective relationship between perception and being.

These complex structures are mysterious to me. I started to make them after reading a lot of content about time and space. The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins, the Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Green, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea by Daniel Dennett, Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky Chaos by James Gleick. These are works by thought leaders in the fields of Physics, Cognitive Science, Evolutionary Biology and the Philosophy of Science.

Mare Nubium  ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 42 x 27.5 inches 2010

Mare Nubium ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 42 x 27.5 inches 2010

Mare Crisium  ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 42 x 27.5 inches 2010

Mare Crisium ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 42 x 27.5 inches 2010

Mare Imbrium  ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 42 x 27.5 inches 2010

Mare Imbrium ultrachrome inkjet on aluminum 42 x 27.5 inches 2010

Like many artists I imagine we turn to these important thinkers to find out some guiding principles of how things might be working at fundamental levels in reality.   It does not take long however to deduce that the scientific method and the artistic engagement with esthetics seem to have little in common. Ultimately, Art serves itself while Science serves society. But there are crossroads and the influence is unavoidable since the science has a powerful esthetic in the form of illuminating metaphors that demonstrate the mechanics of reality. As we see it anyway.

The scientific method has brought the universe close to us in ways that would have seemed impossible only 100 years ago. That we are speeding up the pace of living and racing through life on the breaking wave of media overload obscures the true measure of the achievements stacked up in recent years.

The advancement of first principles is enriching to life if ones willing to follow the logic on the frontier of new thinking. The only way to function in the wake of all this knowledge is to adopt an autodidactic approach. Absorb as much as possible and see what comes of it. Facts are facts and fictions fiction.

However it is clear that the bigger the question the harder the fall from wishful thinking. And the impact of the true size and shape and transfigured cross-dimensional mind fuck of how things actually work can induce a state of awe that can cloud reason. But once you know, you know forever.

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