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Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on October 16, 2012

Event Horizon

An event horizon is a point of no return in space—a line beyond which we cannot see— and once we cross from which there is no return. There are two event horizons of which we know: those which surround black holes and the one pictured here, the cosmic event horizon, which rac ... Continue Reading

Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on January 16, 2013

Looking up, falling down (in the gravity well)

Looking up towards the fixed point of the north star, the warm earth contrasts with the cool night sky. Conceptually, the haze lifts from the ground as  shooting stars continue to rain down matter onto the earth, highlighting the continuing connection of our planet with it’ ... Continue Reading

Posted in Interrupted Horizons, Landscapes, Paintings on October 31, 2012

The lightning rod of renewed purpose. (The Tannery ...

Connecting the heavens to the earth, the disused chimney stack of the Laing Tannery district is an impressive sight familiar to the residents of Kitchener Waterloo for a century. Lit from below by the urban light pollution, the contrasting star trails wheel above as if to sternly ... Continue Reading

Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on October 16, 2012

Looking up from the gravity well.

We live at the bottom of a gravity well—a distortion in space to which things naturally fall down. We can, however, look out on the universe up towards the stars. Here we are pictured looking up to the fixed point of the north star that marks the axis of our Earth’s rotat ... Continue Reading

Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on October 16, 2012

Fixed point theorem

The fixed point theorem states that within any bounded dynamical system there will always be at least one point which remains constant from one instant to the next. For us on Earth, despite the many motions to which we are subject—the earth’s rotation, our orbit around th ... Continue Reading

Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on October 16, 2012

Prisoners of Gravity

For now, gravity, although the weakest of the four fundamental forces, rules the universe. It keeps us imprisoned on the surface of our world and traps our earth within the prison of the solar system. Recently, however, observations have shown that gravity is no match for dark en ... Continue Reading

Posted in Landscapes, Paintings on February 9, 2012

Early Spring, Lake Huron

In the early spring the ice lingers on the horizon as the ice closer to shore melts. Above, the sun radiates warmth despite the coldness of the air. “Early Spring, Lake Huron” Acrylic on panel 24×24 in 2012 This painting is no longer available. Continue Reading

Posted in Knifeworks, Paintings on January 19, 2012

Swell.

Painted for the The Brush Off at THE MUSEUM. Painted in the final round— the SPEAK round where each of the three finalists interpreted the word “swell” “Swell” 18×18 in Acrylic on canvas 2012 Photograph by Joe Martz This painting is in the privat ... Continue Reading

Posted in Northern Cosmology, Paintings on January 13, 2012

On Earth, as it is…

Reflecting the direct physical connection between our world and the sky in which it spins, the pattern on Earth is the same as it is in the heavens. “On Earth, as it is…” Acrylic on panel 24×48 in 2012 This painting is in the private collection of Joy Smith ... Continue Reading