Anthropic Universe

$ 4,500 (AUD)

  • USD: $2,941

Acrylic on canvas
102 x 102cm
2024

Description

Anthropic Universe explores the contemporary physics concept that only a universe capable of developing observers can be observed. Most research points to the sheer improbability of our universe supporting any life! I have a habit of listening to physics podcasts whilst I paint and feel that this has most definitely influenced the inception and direction of this work.

Like most of my work, this painting holds half-seen subtle images. A sleeping figure of dormant consciousness emerges from the centre, a city suggested at the edge of creation, civilisation teetering on the brink of the known and the unknowable. A ghostly cross alludes to the intersection of faith and science, the cosmic and the personal, and the multitude of beliefs that coalesce in our shared reality.

I am not looking at any one culture, all of life on Earth seeks to thrive. For me, the painting also questions if intelligent life co-created the universe, is it born out of our dreams?

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