The Light Beam Rider Series
I have been a star gazer since I was a child. I can remember going to a nearby field with a couple of friends on summer nights to stretch out in the grass to look at the stars. Oh, the awe and wonder I felt then, has stayed with me. I am still a star gazer.
As I grew older, I became fascinated with the space explorers and pioneers, most notably Albert Einstein. I was in awe of the brilliance they possessed in seeking to understand the great cosmos. There was a period in my development where I was even called by some, “cosmic dust.”
The title of this series, “The Light Beam Rider”, was inspired by Einstein himself. In his youth, he wondered what it would be like to ride alongside a light beam. The image he had of himself, next to a light beam stayed with him as he later turned toward the mathematics that would be involved in his moving past the imagined light beam. Thinking in images became the cornerstone for his scientific achievements.
The other titles I have used in this series of paintings all come from scientific terms: Blueshifted, Chaos Theory, Event Horizon, Non-Linear Ways (or equations). Andromeda refers to a massive galaxy thought to have one trillion stars, much larger and further away than the Milky Way.
Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the World.”