How Art Can Take Us to the Stars
I distinctly remember the first time that I saw space art as a child. It wasn’t artwork of the moon or planets, nor was it of distant stars and galaxies, or even of people working in Earth orbit. It was Chris Foss’ book, ‘21st Century Foss’ and it still influences the way I think about space today.
Foss, a British artist, paints science fiction art of vast starships with vibrant colour and shape cruising through the cosmos. It went far beyond the science fiction of the...
Ron Saunders - Pendulums and Satellites
PHOTOS AND TEXT BY RON SAUNDERS
I am a multi-disciplinary artist who works in both traditional and experimental media, and have shown and lectured about my work nationally and internationally. No matter what medium or content I have explored, I have carried my interest in the sciences with me.
In 2010, I attended the Raumars Artist Residency in Rauma, Finland funded by the Finlandia Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. There, I was invited to participate in the Rauma...
Ron Saunders: Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
These paintings investigate how our desire to find our place in the universe can result in a deeper understanding in what we observe. There is a recognition that what we observe may not have always been the same, that the very action of observing may impact the end result.
As explained by the observer effect, born out of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, to observe something is to change it, and not just the perception of what that object is but also its metaphysical properties, its...