The art works shown below are influnced by early 'P1 Penrose Tilings' from the 1970 (prior to the 'P3 Tiling of darts and kites', that the creator Sir Roger Penrose developed later.)
Image right: P1 Tiling https://penroseinstitute.com
Penrose is known for his work in mathematical physics, in particular for his contributions to general relativity and cosmology. He has received several prizes and awards, including the 1988 Wolf Prize for physics, which he shared with Stephen Hawking for the Penrose–Hawking singularity theorems. He is fasinating...for more information go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Penrose9
I highly recommend looking up ORCH OR theory- here is one of my favourite papers I like to read and take inspiration from-
Consciousness in the universe: A review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory
Which became the inspiration for this painting-
P1 Tiling, microtubule,superpositiion....Lay in pastures of pattern and infinite, let the awareness of self emmerge as the turning doors fly open and let me in.
Johannes Kepler, in his 1619 work Harmonice Mundi, created the first list of all the Archimedean tilings, tilings that can be created from sets of regular polygons. http://www.keplersdiscovery.com/Harmonies.html
Penrose progressed on from Kepler and look to the pentagon. It is in the first of the Penroses tilings systems from the 1970 that includes the pentagon at the center that I find most alluring. Penrose found that six tiles shapes could tile a 'plane' these and these are dipicted in the paintings. Called a 'P1 tiling' which is Penrose's original set of six prototiles.
It is five-fold rotational symmetry, about the center of the of a centeral pentagon, reflecting the nonperiodicity of the tiling. Any tiling created using this set of tiles must be nonperiodic, a not recurring at regular intervals system. More information about this can be found here- http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Penrose_tiling
Personally I find fragments and shapes jumping out visually in infinite overlaying patterns. It really evokes something in me. In P1 tiling I see everything.
The paintings are an abstraction of geometry and nature the figure dancing in between the corridors of consiouness.
I 'feel' this as a creative response rather than an anything makes sense. It is more of a fasination for the system of tiles and how these relate to everything and to us.
It is also a refinement following on from work I had done proir, that began with sitting in a tree and drawing the branches going out from the bough I was sat upon which you can see below in the gallery. For me the pentagon and geometry thereof seems to be everywhere.
This series continues... more explainations will come in time, for me the words take longer, it is the vision that comes first and it this that I explore in the works below.
Acrylic on Canvas
by Penelope Rose Cowley
Signed Limited Editions Giclee
This painting is dedicated to all the Dragon Slayers, to all the lives saved and those who are still fighting the dragon. Inspired by my husband Mr. David Cowley patient advocacy and work to facilitate life-saving medicines to people with Hepatitis C through his facebook group-
The pharmaceutical compounds for are hepatitis-C- sofosbuvir and ledipasvir. Sofobuvir somehow cloak it's self until it's gets to the liver.... so i have emblazoned into the cloak on the Dragon slayer. It looks like a fog too, and for all those that have ever suffered with Hep C will know what that's all about...
Sofosbuvir was invented by, and named after, Michael Sofia...
'Sofia hypothesized that if he could shroud a nucleoside with an “invisibility cloak” to get it into liver cells he could then count on the liver’s enzymes to break down the cloak and activate the drug. Once the cloak has been shed, the nucleoside would be trapped inside, protecting the rest of the body from exposure.'
Read the full article here
Penelope Rose Cowley