MEASURE AND MYSTERY AND BOOK OF COMMONS SERIES
These paintings refer to my fascination with those ancient manuscripts, historic palimpsests, and scientific information which often contain cryptic content, undecipherable script, and arcane images. Like the books that inspire this work, many of these pieces offer similar speculation about their mysterious content. Elements included are mathematical formulas and scientific diagrams, descriptive text such as Newton’s handwritten notes, Richard Feynman’s particle collision diagrams, and fragments of Einstein’s calculations. Scientific content is paired with archetypal symbols, recognizable realism and areas of empty layered color. Depending upon what one chooses to perceive when viewing them, focus can be directed with rational thought to a bombardment of information, or poetically to quieter spaces and unusual connections between disparate objects.