ABOUT THE ARTIST
In a world increasingly dominated by exploitative narratives of fear and pessimism, I feel compelled to produce works that direct our attention to the many colossal activities underway that inspire optimism, determination and hope. The constructive cooperation by individuals from a vast multitude of backgrounds (national, cultural and religious) with the goal of furthering our understanding of the physical universe manifests the truth that we are a species can achieve more when we stand together than when we stand apart.
Right now the greatest scientific efforts we have ever embarked upon are underway with the goal of unlocking mysteries in the fields of particle physics, research into dark matter and dark energy, gravitational waves, missing antimatter, extra dimensions and the potential existence of the multiverse.
These hugely ambitious efforts may well lead to answers to questions that have troubled philosophers for thousands of years – who are we, where do we come from, what is our purpose – is there a purpose.
In my current series “Pattern Seekers – I, an atom in Universe – a Universe of atom’s” I have taken inspiration from the particle detectors of the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, Geneva and F1 rocket engine that powered 13 Apollo missions to the moon. It was not only the science that piqued my interest but how the geometry of these enormous machines resembled that of forms found in nature, such as the circular symmetry of flower.
I reduced the forms of cables, sheets of metal and electronics of these detectors to simple geometric shapes to form patterns and rhythms reminiscent of the stained glass windows of the cathedrals of the past and meditation wheels of the Eastern religious tradition. The truth of who we are and what we are will come from these modern day cathedrals.
Each piece invites the viewer to enter and explore the rhythms and forms in the colours and patterns comprising the work – and hopefully impart to the viewer a sense of optimism and hope as the largest machines being built are not to kill and destroy but to satisfy humanity’s most noble characteristic: our curiosity.