All is fluid. In physics, a fluid is a body whose particles move easily among themselves. We artists who are involved with fluid media know this property of fluidity. The substance has discrete particles, and yet they move as one.
Seen from a great remove, this is a good description of life: a situation where smaller parts create the whole. We are a small part of an absolutely amazing world.
Charles and Ray Eames published a brilliant book called “Powers of Ten”, which takes us visually from the galaxy scale to the proton scale of life. In every scale, we see “particles” moving among themselves. We see patterns replicating and changing and motion everywhere..
As Rick Rubin says in the end of his foundational book, “The Creative Act”,
“Art has an ability to connect us beyond the limitations of language.
Through this, we get to face our inner world outward, remove the boundaries of separation, and participate in the great remembering of what we came into this life knowing: There is no separation. We are one.”
The online exhibit is on view through March 8th.