statement

 

January 2015

 

“The universe is radiant.”[1]

 

The simplicity of geometric patterns can create a language in art that defines light in space. For me, this language of light – lingualumina – is centered on several related series that pay homage to site-mapping, concepts of physics, chemical symbols, literary texts having metaphysical references and/or colours.

 

I play with visibility and invisibility via materials and ideas. I know that light reveals the dimensions of space, (usually) in silence and with grace.

 

 

 

For the time being I am in the Milky Way. I dream and reflect and remember, mapping constellations of space. I make connections between specific points or stars of awareness and although each point appears to be solitary, all are related. Being pre-occupied like this, I am beginning to correlate some things like magnetic and chemical attraction; transience, transitions and phases; nearness and distance; balance; gravity; light, in terms of weight, density and luminosity; and the persistence of mystery. We are each mapping individual constellations. Their emanations become part of our collective experience. And resonance occurs. 

 

“Since the various materials in the Universe are only varying coefficients of vibration, we build in this way not only intensities of a spiritual kind, but, who knows? New bodies, metals, nebulae and stars.”[2]

 

The true art then for me is finding ways to build and transmit intense information about how light in space is a connector and a transformer – a transformative energy – and, factored by time, a unifying processor of continual enlightenment.

 

 

[1] Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, 1965: “The Quantum and The Cosmos,” lecture by cosmologist Rocky Kolb (Vancouver 2004).

[2] R.M.R. Letter to Witold von Hulewicz, 13.11.1925, R.F.C. Hull, trans. Selected Letters, 1902-1926, Rainer Maria Rilke (London: Quartet Books Limited, 1988) 394.

 

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