“Bubbles are emptiness _ a tiny cloud shielding a mathematical singularity,” Andrea Prosperetti writes, “Born from chance, a violent and brief life ending in the union with the nearly infinite.


”Mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck was recently awarded the Abel Prize for her discovery of a phenomenon called “bubbling,” 

"A bubble is the physical world’s solution for a mathematical challenge: to minimize a surface area — in this case, one that surrounds a prescribed volume of air. Nature is always seeking to optimize, to maximize gain at minimal cost in energy cost."


I am extrapolating this mathematical theory in my recent "Froth" series to apply to both a physical structural reality and a metaphysical phenomenon...as both a life giving force of nature - a primordial mud of bubbles - and a destructive event caused by climate change or natural disaster. "Froth" is also a metaphor for the constant flux and churn of our collective psychology and emotional ties to each other...a perpetually changing landscape it is our challenge to navigate.

Golden Surge
2019
Oil on Panel
40" x 40"

SOLD

Magenta Froth
2020
Oil on panel
16" x 16"
Extraterra Froth
2020
Oil on panel
16" x 16"
Froth Ocean
2020
Oil on canvas paper
16" x 20"
Froth River
2020
Oil on canvas paper
16" x 20"
B&W Froth River
2020
Acrylic on paper
12"x 16"
Bubble Corridor
2020
Mixed media on paper
12" x 16"
Saccharose Annihilation
2019
Oil on panel
21"x 21"
Atomic Froth
Water Color and gouache on paper
18" x 20"

SOLD

Eruption
2016
Gouache and mixed media on paper
about 4" x 6"