Large acrylic abstract on canvas with sides painted to match.
This piece contains two meanings within it: it depicts both a galaxy and cellular nuclei which form the basis of living matter. Flowing mediums were used to let the acrylic paint flow loose and unconfined, creating the impression of galactic clouds spreading out into the void, yet clumped together due to gravity. Within these clouds are various kinds of cells, some detached, some clumped, and some appearing to undergo mitosis or division. Metallic and fluorescent acrylics were also used to make this piece appear to glow from within.
I created this piece out of my fascination with the fact that living organisms are so similar to galactic systems, despite the immense discrepancy in length scales. In other words, the organization of matter repeats itself everywhere, regardless of scale.
Finished with gloss varnish to protect from dust and UV rays.
acrylic on canvas, fluid mediums, metallic and fluorescent acrylics, gloss varnish