The content within this mini-project is from the end of the first semester, of the final year of my BA(Hons) Degree course in Fine Art.
The work is different to my Hubble-inspired paintings, in that I've been much more literal in the concept leading to the completed works:
First, I laid a random texture on the canvas. This was so that the light would catch and reflect differently, to suggest the multiple particles' orbits in the LHC.
The subject of the quest - the Higgs boson particle - was set in the centre of a gunsight-, or viewfinder-type graphic, to suggest it is, indeed, the object of our desire. The particle being targeted is painted red in one image; blue in the second to suggest that we are still not certain of its nature.
I felt that the use of metallic acrylics was appropriate as we are attempting to strip down elements to their most basic constituents.
The final part of my commentary is that the viewfinders' outlines are filled in, in the second pair of paintings, as a simple analogy to the gaps in our knowledge becoming more complete with each fresh revelation from CERN.
Although this topic is much more clearly defined than my previous Hubble-inspired work I felt it was still appropriate to explore as this is also about origins and creation, and, could possibly be a means to unlock some of Life's greatest enigmas?