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Mirrors of the Cosmos

In Mirrors of the Cosmos, our usual gaze is radically transformed when light becomes the point of entry: hard matter dissolves, borders become fluid, new worlds appear. 

 

The plants in the herbarium reveal mirror images of the cosmos buried in their corona: configurations of explosions, black holes, fusion of matter and light. This mirror effect of the very large projected in the very small is rendered without artifice thanks to two means: photographic film that records the luminous imprint of the plant, digital tools that allow the eye to delve into the radiant substance and extract unexpected details.

 

The physicist David Bohm describes this implicate order of things as an underlying order that unfolds at a more fundamental level than the visible. Depending on the scale at which we perceive the real, the universe manifests very different topographies. The image of an alternate reality is thus  projected into the radiant corona of plants where solid matter gives way to a «wave» state that physicists and mystics discern as the horizon of reality.

Mirrors of the Cosmos no. 5 Gr (Ash).

   Lightbox, 35,5 cm x 28 cm. [1]

Mirrors of the Cosmos no. 0 Gr (Fuschia).

   Idem. [2]

Mirrors of the Cosmos no. 6a Gr (Leaf).

   Idem. [3]

Mirrors of the Cosmos no. 8 Gr (Periwinkle).

   Idem. [4]

Mirrors of the Cosmos no. 4 Gr (Poppy).

   Idem. [5]

Mirrors of the Cosmos no. 3 Gr (Vine). Idem. [6]

Mirrors of the Cosmos no. 11 Gr (Plectranthus).

   Idem. [7]

The Burning Bush no. 3 (Saxifraga).

   Digital print, 24,5 cm x 40,5 cm. [8]

The Burning Bush no. 6 (Vine). Idem. [9]

The Burning Bush no. 5 (Saxifraga). Idem. [10]

Mirrors of the Cosmos no. 14 (Ash samaras).

   Lightbox, 51 cm x 61 cm. [11]

Enlarged ash samara mirroring spiral galaxy

   NGC 4012. [12]

Mirrors of the Cosmos. Lightboxes, 2009. [13]

Mirrors of the Cosmos. Idem. [14]

Mélodies d’univers. Lightbox, 2019. [15]