Postulates from a Restless Radius
Acrylic, gesso, lacquer, charcoal and watercolor pencil on linen
640 x 320 cm radius, 375 cm length
Postulates from a Restless Radius draws its shape from the conic Albers projection of the Earth. With a hand-drawn graph lying beneath the imagery, the work begins as an unstable, cross-sectional grid in aquarelle pencil that opens up the globe on a flat plane. In place of planetary geography it assembles signs and speculations, at once evoking botanical, suboceanic, celestial, and geological formations. The painting is an exploratory abstraction of forms that suggest signatures of growth and entropy.