FLOW AND COUNTERFLOW

OIL ON CANVAS, 2007

Inspired by Lere Shakunle’s transfigural mathematics, this painting illustrates the continuous ‘superchannel’ formed by the reciprocal flow of overlapping circulations into and out from one another in a ‘multiple Mandorla’. The central horizontal panel is a superchannel of reciprocal inflows and outflows amongst overlapping local energetic spheres of non-local spatial influence. The ferns and seahorses represent underwater and terrestrial forms of spiral flow-geometry. The continuous superchannel spatially expands the discrete, one dimensional, purely material line comprising contiguous but spatially discontinuous and dimensionless point-masses upon which classical and modern mathematics are founded. Each discrete point is transfigured from a static, lifeless entity into a dynamic, breathing identity as a local informational sphere of non-local spatial influence; a ‘Breathing Point’. The breathing points reciprocally inspire from and expire to their immediate neighbors, creating a double helical energy flow and counterflow through coupled numerical neighborhoods of three, reminiscent of the chemical configuration of DNA.

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