In this painting, I traveled into the unknown while pondering the expanding universe as well as string theory. Because of my fascination with what is “Beyond Here” I began working with my abstract conception of celestial landscapes. I have tried to integrate the boundaries between “here” and “there”.
I have been interested in exploring different ideas of what is “Beyond Here” both in science-based theories and religious philosophies. I found this search, both in the flow of the painting process, and the research during it, to be soothing and spiritually gratifying for me. Naturally, with this painting being conceived during Covid isolation when many lives were lost to the pandemic, I was even more consciously motivated to explore these concepts and felt grateful to have had the opportunity to do so.