Tag: spontaneous art

Altar (2013)

Altar (2013)

Chalk and charcoal on watercolor paper
8 x 14 inches

The first of four pieces that were created quickly within a span of a week in the summer of 2013 for a series I titled “Church of the Zero-Point Field.”

Expanding my experimentation with surrealist automatism, which I used to create my Water Works series, I started each piece by making random charcoal lines and unconsciously connecting them until enclosed areas and shapes emerged for me to color in. While they were completely unplanned, I realized when I finished that each piece represented to me an aspect of something I’m fascinated by: Einstein’s concept of the zero-point field, and the metaphysical interpretation that this quantum energy field is what connects everyone and everything in the universe, past, present, and future.