In the Dark Matter series of paintings I am abstracting images from NASA’s efforts to map dark matter using the Hubble Space Telescope. From these abstractions I create diaphanous veils of blue that convey a sense of movement; the movement suggests primal forces: wind, water air and fire.
The figure in the foreground is one of the elements: gold, copper, silver, which develop into a variety of fantastic shapes. The ‘elements’ which are the foundation of life on earth, are born in the heart of a star and explode out into the universe upon its death and collapse. The force of gravity brings them spiraling together to create planets, solar systems and life. My paintings are meant to convey a sublime feeling for these forces and to draw my audience into a meditation on the wonder of creation.
Natural forms communicate feelings and histories of the evolution of life. I am intuitively searching for forms that capture my imagination and launch a universe of meaning.
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"Gary Brewer - Dark Matter Series,"
The STEAM Journal:
2, Article 16.
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