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Quantum Pathway

Oil paint and microcystalline wax on an oxidised copper sheet (.55mm thick). Mounted to a 3mm aluminium composite panel with 10mm spacing.

Quantum Pathway is a sequence of punctured holes in either depressions or impressions, which are everything and nothing at the same time. They can be distinguished and linked by the ways in which light reaches their outer edges with varying intensities, bringing life and direction to the vacuum (soul) within.

Inspired by the role that microtubules play for signal transportation in the human brain that creates consciousness. According to Stuart Hameroff and Roger Penrose, the collapse of the wave function in quantum mechanics could be happening in our brain. There needs to be an uncomputable element that does this. Therefore, they postulate that microtubules (protein subunits of tubulin) could be where it happens.

Thus if, “consciousness” is produced when a quantum dispersion of conceivable outcomes collapses into a single actuality. This is like the instant my curled-up copper sheet finally unfurls and becomes visible. Or when I go from three dimensions to two dimensions (proto-awareness to consciousness) in my art. Even though every event took place in three dimensions, reality exists on the flat two dimensional picture plane. The place where we observe its aesthetic value, and all that really matters to the outside world.

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