Prior to the Industrial Revolution art was centralized around the concept of the ideal and the
absolute, as witnessed, for example, in the history of religious painting. As western societies
became more industrialized and rational the rise of individuation lead to what Nietzsche called
“nihilism” or the multiplicities of causation theories as centers. Viewed by many philosophers as
the last metaphysician replaced the concept of absolute with values. According to Nietzsche,
metaphysics be it in religious ideals or Truth takes man away from thinking about the earth and
the need to remedy the ails of earth.
My paintings explore the conflict of physics and metaphysics as it has been played out through
the entire twentieth century.