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

Arting for 365 Day 261: Un-Nestled

 

Day 261 18 x 34, Pierced paper

Day 261 18 x 34, Pierced paper

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

Composed of sticks and twigs and loose paper found blowing down a city street

The quiet nest sits empty

Not entirely purpose-less

Its intricate twines twist with confidence and beauty – an abandoned sculpture with potential beyond its delicate facade

Waiting for life to once again occupy its hearty, rounded floor

For the crane to care

About the potential of its winged kind

To fly another time

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Day 261 Cell Details Day 2651 Nest Detail Day 261 Unnestled Egg Detail