Paradigm
(completed 2008)
$850

24" W X 24" L X 5" D (61 cm x 61 cm x 12.7 cm)
Neon backlit color transparency with blackboard paint and chalk

I originally wanted to do a map of the universe with a small arrow pointing to our galaxy saying "You are here!" When I ran across this photo of "The Eye of God Nebula" taken with the Hubble Space Telescope I found what I wanted. The chalkboard and chalk suggest a schoolroom. The writing implies a conceptual paradigm our universe is the out- picturing of our thought, not vice versa.