Planet Mercury 3D relief sculpture painting
"Mercury God of Speed "
Medium: Acrylic, paper, and abalone shell on top of an iPad
Measurement including frame : 11 x 9 x 1.80In
Substrate: Recycled Ipad
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Painting of planet Mercury painted physically on top of an iPad with a recycled wood frame.
My new art series “Life” documents the evolution of all of the planets in conjunction with the mythological tales of the Gods. Using obsolete iPads as a substrate, paper collage, found objects, acrylic paint, and mediums narratives of the planets are composted documenting a moment frozen in time. Throughout history, information was received from word of mouth to letters, newspapers, magazines, and now technological outlets. Technology has begun to replace various print forms of the past. But unlike past platforms technology possesses the clique narrative of out with the old and in with the new. Items such as iPads have become a commodity that's thrown out as fast as it's developed, replacing the old with the new and improved version. The iPads stand as a reminder that eventually all iPads of the future will be replaced as many paper sources have when they become obsolete. The “Life” series strives to convey the universal law of rhythm according to Hermes Trismegistus. Trismegistus states "Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.”. Everything in life is created, evolves, and ceases to exist in the end. The natural cycle of life stands as a reminder to journey through life living it to the fullest because nothing stays the same.