Joe Newton


Infinitely Closer To The Truth Yet Infinitely Far Away
1275mm x 788mm x 57mm oil on canvas 2005

Relativity of Absolutes

Mixing of spaces and the apparent space we live in. We have the answer of the minute but can never know the whole answer or in fact the whole question, for the whole of knowledge is greater than any person. Rules are used but are approximations based on observation. If a given hypothesis fits all known observable situations then it becomes real for all purposes. Reality therefore does shift and is itself not absolute. Or rather the human interpretation based on the space that they are in changes. So to represent more than one plane of space on a flat plane and also one plane of space on more than one plane in space can be used to pull the viewer into a multi dimensional world.

The proportions of the paintings and also that of the object within/upon are based upon that of extreme and mean, in other words the golden mean. Apparent absolutes that come from the economy of the universe. For the universe carries out it's processes (according to modern thinking) according to laws of thermodynamics. This constant or mean that is found in so much of our universe and even our solar system is on the flip side an irrational number. It continues forever and therefore can never be fully defined itself. It is infinite yet gives rise to set patterns that are very finite (pentagons for instance). Infinity - Finity - Absolute - Relative

The Platonic solid depicted is an example of this apparent information Ourobus. The icosahedron is as finite as you get with definitive whole numbers of sides and geometry yet that geometry is based upon the golden ratio which is the most irrational of numbers, infinitely long with no seeming internal pattern in the number sequence.

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