Solar System: Golden Ratio
“History/Herstory” is a representation of the end of one’s life and all that’s left is their achievements, memories, and what they made their life up to be. How are you going to tell your story at the end of the day?
“Time, Space and Connection”
“Timester” it’s like trimester and time out together. This is to show the stages of a baby in the womb through an ultrasound. This represents the beginning of life. The three trimesters are shown with a baby in the womb holding an embryo and then sperm and egg in the center of it all. A clock is representing the moons for they coincide together with the female's cycles.
Perpetual Companion | Artist Statement I painted with contrasting monochromatic colors and metallic colors to create the background and then started working from the center point of the canvas. From there I focused on creating an intentional and ordered piece that contains organically developed elements.
I started with the rustic red moon phase, making sure that each portion is equal in size. Then I painted the circular moon phase in gold. Fifty-two black dots that link the moon phases represent each week of the year. Behind the red moon phases are clocks and compasses, representing time and direction. The black wavelengths represent the gravitational pull from the tides. These horizontal and vertical elements combined with and circular motion hinted at the moon phases to create a great amount of energy and movement within this work. All of these images together create a feeling of slow, steady, and powerful gravitational energy.
“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”
-Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
Science Clock | Artist StatementThis body of work stems from an interest in astronomy and earth science. I believe that science and exploration make discoveries that help us understand God’s creation, and I am inspired to paint with the idea of humanity gaining ever more knowledge of the vast universe that we live in, at least in a visual sense.
This specific series of works includes paintings representing theories of the past as well as current scientific thought on earth and space. There are paintings showing the very old theory of a flat earth, a theory of a hollow earth, and then there is a representation of the earth’s core which scientists believe is correct today. Then the series on space includes a painting of the band of constellations used by those who invented the signs of the zodiac in astrology in the ancient world. The final two paintings are of the Milky Way and our Solar System.
Science is interesting to me because, through it, we can better understand creation. We have gained much information about the universe through the use of telescopes and space exploration. We have an incredible amount of technology to understand our world and space compared to those who lived 100 years ago or more. Through my most recent series, I have been able to fuse together many interests, and I have enjoyed this project most of all.