It starts with an idea.
sketch posted on the opposite hall wall for my reference
Al Landrum and Angela Fazio-Landrum have commissioned me to create a mural in their residence. 6' x 27' entrance hall in their San Francisco home. A bit daunting but incredibly invigorating. The entire project started with a tiny idea. One day Angela swept her arm across the wall and said "What if we had a mural of evolution here?" After that the seeds began to germinate in the back of my brain, working forward into more concrete images and concepts.
I don't like to depict ideas literally. I like to pair opposing concepts and see how they play off of one another to bring a viewer to some of my same conclusions. Although I do think it is crucial that the viewer bring their own unique conclusions too.
Kepler's Platonic solid model of the Solar system from Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596) via Wikipedia.
So I came to philosophy: the love of knowledge.