A lot of people ask me why I make art about science. The answer is both simple to answer and complex at the same time.
The simple answer: Science is inspiring and art is my way of paying homage. Plus, making art helps me to understanding the sometimes difficult concepts inherent in the sciences.
It’s my way of studying.
I enjoy the process that goes into understanding the lessons from the past.
I enjoy discovering what is under the next rock and what that rock is made of and how that rock got there.
I am inspired by the world around me and by the worlds around this world and so on.
I like facts.
I enjoy new ideas.
I champion thoughts and actions that have the potential to move our society forward, towards a more educated and enlightened future.
I think discovery is cool.
I am a fan of the technologies that make our lives better and lead to future technologies.
I enjoy the creative process and particularly the trial and error of the thought processes that go into developing a new hypothesis.
I like the mistakes that happen that lead us down unexpected pathways of the mind.
I am fond of the hard work that goes into successes of intellectual pursuits.
I like understanding why things and ideas are sometimes incorrect.
I prefer knowing to believing.
I am fond of the self-correcting nature of the scientific method.
I am proud of a knowledge that builds upon itself.
I look forward to the future while graciously accepting the lessons of the past.
I find joy in the quantum and exuberance in the huge.
I hold onto a sense of awe in the face of the new.
I am inspired by understanding.
I want to learn more.
I utilize the concepts and messages from scientific inquiry in my art because science in an unending flow of new information that is at once noble in its pursuits and humble in its origins. What could be more inspiring than everything that is, and is yet to be? The least I can do is to try and highlight tiny aspects of this ever expanding body of knowledge in hopes that I can encourage more people to learn and to understand.
Many of us have heard the saying, “God is the details.” I would argue that it is actually science that is in the details.
This will be the beginning of a series of posts where I plan to show you what I am up to in my art studio and what has inspired me. Hopefully, some of my enthusiasm for the process will rub off on you and encourage you to learn something new or to make some art of your own!
This initial post was brought to you by the scientific method and that is also what I painted today.