This piece is inspired by a book I read recently, God According to God: A Physicist Proves We’ve Been Wrong About God All Along by Gerald Schroeder. Among other things, he explains that the correct translation of Genesis 1:1 in the original Hebrew is “With wisdom, God created the heavens and the earth,” rather than “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” He says that this change-that wisdom (or information, or “mind”) is underlying all creation at the subatomic level-is what physicists have discovered independently of religion in the past century. This painting doesn’t even begins to capture how mind-blowing the concepts in the book are. I’m not sure how to draw a picture of divine wisdom interwoven into the fabric of the universe.
The text of that verse is in the painting, but is more visible in person. This painting is acrylic, dried flowers, and pastel on canvas, 18 x 24.