Where do the laws of nature come from? The formulae that define how matter and space exist and relate are available to decipher. As soon as we grasp the concept of number, we can begin to describe the mechanics of the universe to unsurmountable precision. Numbers are invisible to most, we see them on paper and in clear demonstrations like a bag of five apples. Most of us see a few, some, many, and lots. We use other ways of looking at the world. We often see the way light interacts with it. What we see is our main focus, our other senses often form a periphery to sight. How does it work and why? What is the source of the laws that govern our world? These are the questions being asked by Iranian artist Shirazeh Houshiary.
In “A Game Of Folds” Houshiary opens up a visual universe of reflectivity and light. Offering a philosophical paradox, concepts like light and dark, sound and silence, self and same are contemplated with an original work. The London based artist has revealed a window onto the almost limitless dimensions that exist within the work of any artist. Shirazeh Houshiary is known for bringing two functions together with her art. Much in the way of Rothko, when you look from afar the work takes on a certain form that's quite different when looking from close in. New details and changes in form can be found by getting a more detailed look.
Is life like this? In which when we look at a thing from afar or from a new perspective, it may look a certain way. But once we get closer and we spend time to admire the particular details, everything becomes richer and more fascinating. Are the laws of nature a house of cards that need each other to even exist or are they symptoms of a larger cause that brings the universe and all it contains into effect?
Choose Love on Alternative Fruit is reader supported. Because of you, more people get to discover creativity and art for themselves. Thank you so much!
Follow the editor on Twitter