MEASURE AND MYSTERY
A buzz of data surrounds us constantly. Depending upon what one chooses to perceive ay any given moment, focus can be directed to that bombardment of information and rational thought, or to the stillness and numinous depth of meditative space. These multivalent perceptual frames exist simultaneously. Included in this grouping are paintings that include both realms. Scientific information such as mathematical formulas, descriptive text (including Newton’s handwritten notes, Feynman’s diagrams, and fragments of Einstein’s calculations), tools and measuring instruments are juxtaposed with archetypal images, poetry fragments, intuitive mark, and open color spaces. As with much of my work, I speculate about numinous experience and the unknowable, and have great curiosity about knowing things that are concrete and quantitative. My art often places the measurable alongside the mysterious.