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elliptic waves triptych (2014)
digital drawing, pigments on niyodo paper, three panels, each 34x17in.

nothing here: quantum poetry

whereas with refreshed vision, after a symposium and some books reading, i resolved to open a new chapter in my exploration of the poetry of art and science. it involves indetermination, negative spaces, fuzzy shapes, heuristic wave functions, the diffusion or vanishing of the lines, but not of the path. chance and silence all over again, and a persistent memory of traditional circumambulations, sacred mountains, shrines, rock gardens -ryoan-ji.

negative spaces create endless secret glyphs, coded scriptures (sometimes reminiscing of henri michaux), crystallographic landscapes, paysages ruiniformes à la yves tanguy.

seeing from close or afar, the shapes disappear, the quanta emerge, now visible then invisible. so there is nothing to see here. there is no circle. or maybe one? but where exactly? or maybe several -have they moved? are they gone? will they return? no way to know: we do not possess the circle.

“I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” (Richard Feynman)

“the electron does anything it likes,it just goes in any direction at any speed, forward or backward in time, however it likes, and then you add up the amplitudes and it gives you the wave-function.” (Richard Feynman)

perspectives from afar -some moire here, but not on the originals- and from close -in the last section of the page. other shapes are involved: squares, diamonds, ellipses, and more. somehow related: previous works like lines that would never meet, road map for peace (2004 to date), etc...

to progress in life you must give up the things you do not like. give up doing the things that you do not like to do. you must find the things that you do like, the things that are acceptable to your mind.
(agnes martin)

creative commons license jean-pierre hébert contact. (22 Mar 2015)