Acrylic on canvas
152 x 122cm
ACQUIRED WINNER WAVERLEY ART PRIZE 2016
This painting is a visual representation of the energy ecosystem that is our living energetic reality. In painting this, I have attempted to depict this reality in the same vein as that which has been observed by modern science namely Quantum Physics as well as Spiritual Mysticism.
Quantum physics is the science of the very small. It is the body of scientific principles that explains the behaviour of matter and its interactions with energy on the scale of atoms and subatomic particles. In 1935, Albert Einstein and his coworkers discovered one of the most important principles in the field called quantum entanglement within the equations of quantum mechanics. This lead to the establishment of the EPR paradox by Einstein, Poldolsky and Rosen. The EPR paradox stated that the only way of explaining the effects of quantum entanglement was to assume the universe is nonlocal. What nonlocality means is that events occurring to entangled objects are linked even when the events cannot communicate through space and time. Einstein coined this phenomenon ‘Spooky action at a distance’ to describe how entangled quantum particles seem to interact with each other instantaneously, over any distance, breaking the speed of light and thus relativity. In 2011, Nicolas Gisin at University of Geneva was one of the first humans to witness this very thing, a form of communication that went beyond the realm of space and time. He conducted tests of quantum entanglement and nonlocality over many kilometres from his lab in Geneva. His work has confirmed the correctness of quantum mechanics as predicted by Einstein.
This scientific research mirrors the observations made by Spiritual Mystics over the centuries about the nature of reality. That is, everything is connected energetically as one, regardless of what the average human being perceives of as space and time. This realisation of the state of energetic oneness of all things within the human experience has been termed by the great Mystics of the world as Enlightenment. This state occurs within an individual when they have expanded their awareness to a point, via the use of yogic practices such as meditation, that they are no longer fooled by any pre-existing conditioned beliefs embedded in the mind that result in them perceiving separation between everything in a space/time continuum. In other words, their consciousness has been clarified such that they can now see the actual reality that modern science is now observing. There have been and are many Enlightened Masters who have realised this enlightened state of awareness. Historically, they include the Buddha, Jesus Christ and Krishna. In modern times, such individuals include Spiritual teachers Isira Sananda, Osho and Eckhart Tolle.