The Fabric of Sound: Ella's Scat
This painting was the birth of my interest in Theoretical Physics. It addresses the micro and macro point of view of sound, light, color, chaos and order, multiple dimensions, gravity, and what is seen and unseen with our human eyes. The idea of String Theory is that all matter is made up of vibrating strings in multiple dimensions, and how they vibrate is what gives things their individual shape. This idea links physics to music. The vibrating strings create harmony or dissonance in matter in the universe as the vibrating sounds of music create harmony or dissonance to our ears. The universe is like music, a symphony of light and color, chaos and order. Sounds are living moments of the universe that correspond to senses in our bodies and minds. I strive to transfer these vibrating sounds into of color and light mined from my inner world.
Ella Fitzgerald was the muse for this particular painting, and it was love at first vibration.
This piece will hang in Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA through May, 2017. In April, the school will honor Ella Fitzgerald's birthday and use this painting as a centerpiece for the celebration of her music.