Centrespace Gallery
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019
6 Leonard Lane, Bristol, BS1 1EA
South West England

Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?



A dozen, a gross, and a score,
plus three times the square root of four,
divided by seven,
plus five times eleven,
is nine squared and not a bit more.

    Jon Saxton (math textbook author)

An exhibition of paintings, drawings and installation made in response to an investigation of the importance to carbon in life. Starting with a traditional and fundamental study of self-portraiture, looking at surface and texture, reading into the science of life, the images developed are an attempt to think, not only of the viewers own mortality, but to realise that at an atomic level all life is a shared experience.

Eternity to infinity

After water content, carbon constitutes 40% of our physical being. Within us, male or female, animals, and bacteria, it is merely borrowed, and has been circulating through all organic life or in mineral form for billions of years. The same carbon will continue to be recycled through all forms for billions of years to come … eternity…

…We are a formulaic collection of atoms and molecules, combining elements that have a common configuration to create beings that we call human. And so, these same humans have been everything on earth before and will be everything on earth again, and again, and again ………… infinity…