ATOMIC SUNFLOWER - DEEP SPACE BLUE, 2021Original Archival Print - On Canvas
83 cm H x 82 cm W Edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof ( 10 cm white borders for stretching onto stretcher bars )
The ATOMIC SUNFLOWER series reveals organic atom like dots and in essence symbolise The Seeds of Life. The Atomic Sunflowers originate from the large installation - SPACE STATION - a welcoming surreal vision of a future moon base consisting of illuminated sunflower modules for human habitation. The satellite transmission like images of the sunflowers reveal a surreal like vision and map of the planetary surface of the moon - an otherwordly vision - reflected like a mirror and communicated back to Planet Earth. The large visible dots also provide a scale that can be counted - creating a visual language of information - making reference to the universe being reliably understood using mathematics and the way science is leading our understanding of how the universe began and evolved through time and space. The arrangment of seeds in a sunflower as well as the number of petals can be understood using Fibonaccci numbers. The Fibonacci sequence is one of the most famous formulas of mathematics.The sunflowers, have also been exhibited in a pair titled - Lunar Renezvous, Sunflower Modules.
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