It would be nice to make it as a sculpture, using magnetic levitation, but it seems to be physically impossible (“Earnshaw’s theorem proves conclusively that it is not possible to levitate stably using only static, macroscopic, paramagnetic fields. The forces acting on any paramagnetic object in any combinations of gravitational, electrostatic, and magnetostatic fields will […]
Usually the title comes before, or at least during, the painting. This time I’m still searching for the words. Suggestions from friends: Sounding wooden (Arthur) Tree’s voice (Elisa) Is he playing Bach? (as in tree bark! Maria) Air on a tree string (Mary)
To say it with Nina Simone: Well I wish I could be like a bird in the sky how sweet it would be if I found I could fly Oh I’d soar to the sun and look down at the sea and I’d sing cos I’d know that I’d know how it feels to be […]
Someone suggested that the title for this (in Italian) could be binario morto, which is in fact absolutely perfect. It translates as Dead-end track in English, not quite as apt. The painting is in acrylics, 2012.
Who is the patriarch? I think that he is someone who has managed to fathom the mysteries of spacetime and so is able to travel even the most distant corners of the universe. In four-dimensional spacetime, we can move back and forth in three of the four dimensions – those that define position – but […]
The real wake is not actually around the coffin, but on the lid, a very small scene. Hopefully the observer should have to look for the detail and then understands the title and subtitle. I was initially undecided between “The funeral party” and “Wake for a woodworm,” chose the first, but then my sister Kathy […]
This is a painting based on something that I see most days when I’m cycling in Milan. There are several tyre-change shops that have a stack of tyres outside, presumably to catch attention. It struck me that rubber is extracted from trees and transformed by an industrial procedure, and so I imagined inverting the process […]
A tree doesn’t exist purely as an individual organism, but it is connected with other trees through its roots. It has been seen that in a forest, a disease that begins to affect trees at one corner spreads to a degree, but then the infection may come to a halt because the trees have transmitted […]