|Natural selection is looking at you I, 2012 |
Acrylic spraypaint/stencil, watercolour; DIN A4
The competition is an initiative of “Science Art-Nature”. This is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009 by scientists at Stanford University.
Evolution is looking at you 2012,
watercolour (39 x 27 cm)
Evolution gave animals the ability of seeing by eyes. When experiencing the visual arts, looking is essential. That is why it went almost without saying that “seeing/looking” had to be the focal theme for my entries in this “Science Art-Nature” contest. Art itself is challenged by evolution, as the latter drew delusory eyes on butterfly wings. This is nature as well as illusion, and exactly this triggered my imagination.
I like to thank the jury of “Science Art-Nature”. As science and art merge here, I am pleased with this award, as I was back then with the Rakow Grant for Glass Research (1995) and the assignment by the “Centraal Museum”(i.e. Utrecht City Museum), to write a chapter for the book NEO (2003).