My newest painting "LIFE: the ultimate construct" is a visual expression of unseen mysteries that fascinate me.
Mystic messages holding the key to create life. A plant or an animal? A flower or a human? Blue eyes, hazel, green or brown?
These amazing messages are more commonly known as DNA. They come to us from the past, make their own tweaks and variations in the present to ultimately script the future. That's the bottom line of how life functions. And I really nerd out on it!
Scientists have recently discovered an important system in the mysterious cloudy mixture of fluff between the well-known double helixes of DNA. In my painting, this replication platform is portrayed with what some scientists have called a DNA hand.
The flowers represent another peculiar phenomena in DNA. There are gene sequences that are the same in some plants as in humans. Isn't life stunning!
As I paint, my thoughts explore and imagine the beauty of life in things I can and cannot see.
It may be the last glimpse of structural beauty in a cactus skeleton, hidden most of its life by the outside tissue of a plant long since decayed. I personally think the skeletons are way more beautiful that their live cacti counterparts.
Or brilliant desert flowers casting their seeds of the future to the wind before they quickly fade.
And of course roses, that have captured the imagination of genetic engineers for centuries, intermingling unseen codes and creating new species for a legacy of pleasure.
Ultimately, my thoughts always return to the beauty of human life. The unique individuality of each and every person on this planet. The vast diversity of community and culture.
The hope and the possibilities.