Illimitable Ocean of the Unknown

2012

Wood, brass, acrylic, grip tape, foam, latex, food coloring, aqua resin, spray paint, ink jet print, paint

variable

The composition of this installation is based on a doctor’s schematic of the scene of a nuclear accident at Los Alamos Laboratory in 1946. It is a staged forensics scene based on a doctor’s schematic of the room, allowing the viewer to interpret evidence like fake vomit, missing pieces, rumpled maps, and broken shards. Graphic elements reffering to the source drawing introduce illusion and perceptual shifts in depth.This accident marks a change in our perception of matter and depictions of space; when revelations into the chaotic nature of the atomic world coincided with the chaos in society and politics, as well as the explosion of the picture plane in in contemporary painting. 

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