“I want people to value their cells, for them to be captivated by the infinitesimal beauty of what keeps them alive. You get to a depth of meaning in two views of things that are not easily or routinely seen, but have very much to do with our being. What makes us tick inside? Where do we stand in the big scheme of things? I found it very compelling to put the two together.
I think resonance is the right idea. In future developments of this art, I may go beyond space. But what’s important about space, too, is that we’re very insignificant from space. And the concept that is very important about cells is that they are so unifying, you can create a picture of an endothelial cell that is relevant to just about any warm blooded, breathing, alive thing.
The message is the beauty of living beings; it’s so unifying—from the super-micro vision of cells that we all share, to the super-macro vision of this living earth and our individual insignificance (let’s not take our human selves so seriously then). Both these references are important to me, and so that synthesis in the compositions is something I have wanted to explore.”