Sacred Encounters presents an exploration of how photography engages with the sacred world and the ways that photographers experience and express these ideas through portraiture, architecture, landscape, and abstraction. The exhibition will feature a select group of California photographers working in a range of processes and in both black and white and color. Participating photographs are Linda Connor, Eduardo Fujii, J. M. Golding, Roman Loranc, Richard Murai, Nadezda Nikolova, Manuello Paganelli, and Kenneth Parker. From MMA’s collection, artists include Ansel Adams, Morley Baer, Martha Casanave, Edward Curtis, and more. - Helaine Glick (curator)
Quantum theory, with its uncertainty and probability, weaves a tapestry of fascination and curiosity. It beckons us to the precipice of the unknown, where our intuitions and conventional understanding falter and where the fabric of reality seems to only exist in the presence of an external observer. This mysterious theory, governed by the laws of probability and unpredictability, invites us to ponder the profound connection with our faith. As the theory reveals the mystique of the universe, the more scientists learn, the more they discover it’s Biblical basis and possible proof of God’s perfect design.
Within this framework I create canvases where I aspire to visualize the sublime complexity of our world and the ineffable beauty of existence itself. My conceptual images of ballet dancers illuminate the interplay between the tangible and the transcendent, echoing the intricacies of the Many-Worlds interpretation and the ethereal concept of Quantum Tunneling.
The Many-Worlds interpretation, an alluring hypothesis, suggests that with each quantum event, a multitude of parallel universes branch off, each representing a different outcome. This concept resonates deeply with the sacred and spiritual, tempting us to ponder the nature of reality and our place within its multidimensional web.
I grasp representing this concept by depicting subjects in various emotional states, each representing a potential version of reality. The brushstrokes capture the potential paths that our lives may take, asking viewers to reflect upon the labyrinthine nature of human experience.
Quantum Tunneling, a phenomenon where particles penetrate energy barriers seemingly beyond their reach, embodies the audacity of crossing boundaries between realities. This phenomenon hints at the possibility of venturing into the unknown, guiding viewers on a journey where the sacred and the scientific intertwine.
As we gaze upon the ethereal dance of ballet dancers frozen in photographs, we catch a fleeting glimpse of the cosmic choreography that underpins our existence. These visual narratives echo the sacred world, where the dance of particles transcends boundaries, inviting us to embrace the enigma of life. Through the lens of artistic interpretation, the uncertain nature of quantum theory becomes a portal to sacred encounters, an invitation to waltz between the known and the unknown, and to celebrate the perpetual dance of infinite variations of reality.