Photo Credit: Simon Withers
Simon Withers delves into the profound aesthetics of time and space.“…And reaching the point of maximum entropy, the Universe became (in geometric terms) flat, it ceased to oscillate and became cold, in an instant ‘zero’ became the only entity in existence.” 1 The idea of being able to Future forecast and to describe ‘The Last of all’ is something that is commonly prevalent. I may well hold an interest in cosmology, ontology, eschatology, teleology and metaphysics, yet my work ‘Blue Print For Tomorrow’ could not (under any stretch of the imagination) proclaim that it is actually advancing our collective understanding of what could be our ultimate destiny. My rendering of ‘The End’ alludes to the possibility that nature may not have any design or purpose. By prophesying an end (by creating a grand narrative) the conclusion herewith disregards idealism, romance and tragedy…this work pauses before ‘the end of everything’…the universe continues to oscillate…the blueprinted Universe is held at a point of transformation, everything having equal value, a pantheon to the ‘Unknown.’It is life’s little stories or ‘metanarratives’ that should not be straightforwardly dismissed. I feel that one of the luxuries of existence is to be able to contemplate material that simply has little or no bearing on the present…this dreaming could be, escape and fatigue, freewill and determinism…life is but a series of compatibles…an attempt is made at understanding something about the nature of being…and the nature of possibilities…the closer one is to ‘actuality’, so one may need to travel further, to the outer extremities, to find solace…Utopia?
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