Six

Six

Six is a series of works I completed during the winter of 2014. Surreal in nature, these six works explore timeless and familiar archetypal themes that resonate. In addition to the biographies of various Surrealists, whose life stories I was reading during this time, I was equally influenced by Max Tegmark’s book, “Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality.”  In it, the physicist theorizes that all existence, life,  and perceived reality is a mathematical structure.  These equations, such as the “golden ratio,” are repeated throughout our universe and in nature.

For me, the story that weaves together the Six was not apparent until the last.  It is my hope that you, my viewer, will discover your own story.


The Breath of the Drowned

 

drowning girl

fish out of water

water from a rock

 

immovable god

weathered clock

another day dawns

The Breath of the Drowned


The Love of the Tetraplegic 

 

tetraplegic’s gaze

downward look

baby’s embrace

 

flock of rhinoceros

object of birds

sunset, far way

The Love of the Tetraplegic


The Song of the Aphasic

 

song of the universe

unspeakable truths

the caged bird sings

 

perfect pitch 

the sound of fins 

a crying child

The Song of the Aphasic


The Sight of the Retinopathic

 

the astrologer’s insight

the golden equation

the mathematician’s deference 

 

eyes to see

but see not

π

The Sight of the Retinopathic


 

The Vision of the Dead

time bends

bright light

answer key

 

drowning in life

at the bottom of the sea

first breath of air


The Vision of the Dead


The Surprise of the Seer

 

Α Ω 

Principia

 The Suprise of the Seer

The Suprise of the Seer