Arting for 365 Day 287: Science Fiction No More

Day 287 Coffee, watercolor and pinholes in paper

Day 287 Coffee, watercolor and pinholes in paper

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

My recent obsession with exploring pierced paper led me to create day 287’s piece. I was aiming to render something cell-like with an abstract bent to it. As I worked on the piece, I turned on Radiolab, a podcast that has been playing in the background for me quite a bit recently. The show I was listening to focused on speed. As they started in on the 3rd or 4th segment of the show (about 45 minutes in), I became completely floored. A scientist named LeneVestergaard  had slowed light to 15 mph in a new form of matter called Bose-Einstein condensate. I began to imagine atoms of light slowing down right in front of me and could only imagine how absolutely crazy that might be.

Inspired by the story I continued creating, incorporated some color and wondered how long science fiction will stay fiction.

Side note: My dad is sure to say that my idea to add coffee as a means of painting this piece had to have come from an accidental spill. Such an assumption is not out of the question – I have turned more than one spill into a happy accident in my day. This though, dad, is not one of those times. 

This piece is available for purchase here

Day 287: detail

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