30″ x 60″
Reverse painting on Acrylic Sheet
Paint on the Brain (see video)
There was certainly a potential connection. He had to be aware the painting exhibited a kind of synaptic gap, an obvious and well understood cleaving of the physical world, only bridgeable by a combination of electro-chemical and painterly processes. The information and the colors could have easily been glimpsed within the axonal sheath and their presence would have been obvious to amateur artists and neurologists alike.
And yet the gulf remains, leaving us waiting impatiently for that ”all or nothing” leap we hunger for. It’s not clear why he was unable or unwilling to span the divide but it’s possible that the failure to do so may have been, in this piece, a salvation.