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The Shadow of Infinity, 2023*

Although less commonly observed in nature than spheres, cubes and squares are a fundamental format in the structures that compose our universe. Most commonly seen in crystalline formations, these geometric forms are infinitely scalable. In this work, Hodway responds to the repeating and fractal nature of the patterns and systems that compose the physical and metaphysical universe.

Using recovered emulsion paints, and drawing upon compositional elements including sacred geometry, this piece is intended to remind us of the cosmological principles that unite us with the universe. Although we were once all part of a terrible and glorious exploding star, our physical (atomic) and mental (energetic) transformations are always reconfiguring. Sometimes dramatically, and sometimes uncomfortably. What we interpret as rust and decay is simply the impact of time and energy reconfiguring the combinations of atoms that constitute our physical reality. One day we will be part of another one of the brightest lights in the heavens again – visible across the cosmos for aeons. Our matter has been here forever, and will be here forever, in one format or another. In this way we are all eternal and immortal.

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Weight 5.7 kg
Dimensions 90 × 90 × 5 cm
Media

Salvaged paint and phosphorescent paint on canvas.