This piece was appropriately named after the cycle in which plants convert sunlight, minerals, and carbon dioxide into energy in order to grow and produce oxygen. It is a cycle that, like many scientific processes, is usually explained using textbook diagrams. In contrast to understanding a technical diagram, I felt the need to visually capture this event taking place through abstraction. Photosynthesis will hopefully spark interest in science as well as the artistic and abstract feeling of energy through life processes, which we many times overlook in our world.
With it’s unique sculptural qualities, it can stand up (as shown) but was created to be hung on the wall. Although the inspiration was from scientific life processes, the 1.5 ft by 4 ft scale and curvaceous figurative element hints at the female form and relates to the reproduction of life and “Mother Nature.”
Photosynthesis was SOLD in 2009. This piece is included in the” Somewhere between a painting and a sculpture [2009-2012] “series